pai-hua

noun
\ ˈbīˈhwä \
plural -s

Definition of pai-hua

: a form of written Chinese based on modern colloquial — compare wen-li, wen-yen

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History and Etymology for pai-hua

Chinese pai2 hua4, literally, plain speech, from pai2 white, plain + hua4 speech

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“Pai-hua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pai-hua. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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