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The standard written form of modern Chinese, based on the northern dialects, especially that of Beijing (Peking); the vernacular literary style.
1920s. From Chinese báihuà plain speech, vernacular (Wade-Giles transcription p'aihua) from bái white, pure, plain + huà word, talk.
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