ability; talent; endowment; gift; an expert; only (then); only if; just
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): nou4 coi4
- Hakka (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ): nù-chhòi/nùng-chhòi
- Min Nan (POJ): lô͘-châi
- Min Nan
- During the Ming and Qing dynasties 奴才 (núcái) was also used by court eunuchs and officials when addressing the emperor as a term of self-reference.