wài

  1. wài noun outside
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '外' 1; Unihan '外')
  2. wài preposition out; outer
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: May be classified as a localizer because it can be appended to some nouns as a suffix to indicate location. For example, 户外 'outdoors.' (Guoyu '外' n 1; NCCED '外' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 903)
  3. wài adjective external; outer
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '外' 1; NCCED '外' 1; Unihan '外')
  4. wài noun foreign countries
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 外国 (Guoyu '外' n 2; Kroll 2015 '外' 4; NCCED '外' 2; Unihan '外')
  5. wài noun exterior; outer surface
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '外' 2)
  6. wài noun a remote place
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '外' 5)
  7. wài prefix maternal side; wife's family members
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 外甥 'nephew' - son of mother's sister (Guoyu '外' adj 2; Kroll 2015 '外' 6; NCCED '外' 7)
  8. wài noun husband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Term used by the husband's wife (Kroll 2015 '外' 7)
  9. wài adjective other
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Other than one's own; in the sense of 别的 or 其他 (Guoyu '外' adj 3; NCCED '外' 3)
  10. wài verb to be extra; to be additional
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '外' v 2; NCCED '外' 4)
  11. wài adjective unofficial; informal; exoteric
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 外号 'alias' and 外传 'unofficial biography' (Kroll 2015 '外' 3; NCCED '外' 5)
  12. wài noun role of an old man
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Drama
    Notes: In Chinese opera (Guoyu '外' n 3; NCCED '外' 8)
  13. wài verb to drift apart; to become estranged
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 疏远 (Guoyu '外' v 1)
  14. wài verb to betray; to forsake
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 背叛 (Guoyu '外' v 3)
  15. wài adjective outside; exterior
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: bāhya, Japanese: ge (BCSD '外', p. 311; DJBT '外', p. 436; MW 'bāhya'; SH '外', p. 184)

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