pai-hua

[ bahyhwah ]
/ ˈbaɪhwɑ /

noun

a colloquial form of written Chinese based on the spoken language, in use especially since 1917.
Compare wen-yen.

Origin of pai-hua

< Chinese báihuà, equivalent to bái plain, pure, white + huà word, talk
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