「白」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: baak6
Part of Speech: adjective
Explanation:
  • white
    (Cant.) 白色baak6 sik1
    (Eng.) white colour
    (Cant.) 白車baak6 ce1
    (Eng.) ambulance, literally, white car
    (Cant.) keoi5di1pei4fu1hou2baak3
    (Eng.) Her skin is very light.
    (Cant.) ngo5saang1zo2tiu4baak6tau4faat3aa3lou5laa3
    (Eng.) I've got a white hair! (I'm) turning old.

  • being explicit, frank, unreserved, straightforward
    (Cant.) ngo5gong2dak1hou2baak6m4to5ge3ho2ji5zau2
    (Eng.) I'm making it explicit here. If anyone doesn't agree, you may leave.

See also: 白色
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「白」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: baak6
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
  • to tell others something; to inform
    (Cant.) 表白biu2 baak6
    (Eng.) vindicate
    (Cant.) 旁白pong4 baak6
    (Eng.) narrative
    (Cant.) 對白deoi3 baak6
    (Eng.) line; dialogue

  • related to the vernacular
    (Cant.) 白話baak6 waa2
    (Eng.) the vernacular (i.e. Cantonese)
    (Cant.) 文讀baak6白讀duk6
    (Eng.) the colloquial pronunciation (as opposed to 文讀 man4 duk6 "literary pronunciation")

  • easy to understand
    (Cant.) 淺白cin2 baak6
    (Eng.) (of an explanation) easy to understand

See also: 通知 告知 通
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「白」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: baak6
Part of Speech: adverb
Explanation:
  • in vain; for nothing
    (Cant.) baak6hang4jat1tong3
    (Eng.) to go on a fruitless trip
    (Cant.) ngo5dei6so2jau5ge3cau4bei6gung1zok3dou1hai6baak6zou6jan1wai6guk6zoeng2ceoi2siu1zo2lai4ngo5dei6hok6haau6caam1gun1
    (Eng.) All our preparation work was in vain because the government minister cancelled his visit to our school.

  • free of charge; at no cost
    (Cant.) keoi5dei6hai2nei5uk1kei2baak6sik6baak6zyu6nei5m4nau1ge3me1
    (Eng.) They stayed at your home without paying for food or lodging, didn't you get mad?

See also: 枉然 白白 徒然 無料 免費 枉費
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「白」

Entry #4
Pronunciation: baak6
Part of Speech: noun
Labels: Proper Noun
Explanation:
a surname, usually transliterated as "Pak"
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