Chinese Word Entry

不求甚解
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄅㄨˋ ㄑㄧㄡˊ ㄕㄣˋ ㄐㄧㄝˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): bù qiú shèn jiě
Cantonese (Jyutping): bat1 kau4 sam6 gaai2
Definitions:
  1. lit. not requiring a detailed understanding (idiom); only looking for an overview

  2. not bothered with the details

  3. superficial

  4. content with shallow understanding


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Chinese characters used in this word

negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy, no, not, un-, negative prefix
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˋ (bù), ㄅㄨˊ (bú), ㄈㄡˇ (fǒu), ㄈㄡ (fōu), ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: bat1, fau2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ブ (bu)、 フツ (futsu)、 ヒ (hi) / せず (sezu)、 にあらず (niarazu)、 いなや (inaya)
Korean: 부 (bu), 불 (bul)
Vietnamese: bất, phầu, phủ, phi

request, want, wish for, require, demand, seek, beseech
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄡˊ (qiú)
Cantonese: kau4
Japanese: キュウ (kyuu)、 グ (gu) / もと.める (motomeru)
Korean: 구 (gu)
Vietnamese: cầu

tremendously, very, great, exceedingly, great extent, considerably
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄣˊ (shén), ㄕㄜˊ (shé), ㄕㄣˋ (shèn)
Cantonese: sam6, sap6
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 シン (shin) / はなは.だ (hanahada)、 はなは.だしい (hanahadashii)、 なに (nani)
Korean: 심 (sim)
Vietnamese: thậm
Variants
Semantic variant form:

unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute, loosen, unfasten
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝˇ (jiě), ㄐㄧㄝˋ (jiè), ㄒㄧㄝˋ (xiè)
Cantonese: gaai2, gaai3, haai6
Japanese: カイ (kai)、 ゲ (ge) / と.く (toku)、 と.かす (tokasu)、 と.ける (tokeru)、 ほど.く (hodoku)、 ほど.ける (hodokeru)、 わか.る (wakaru)、 さと.る (satoru)
Korean: 해 (hae), 개 (gae)
Vietnamese: giải, giới, giái
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