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

Word History


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

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“Pai-hua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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