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English Definitionghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; sinister plot; (suffix for somebody with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄨㄟˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwai2
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
鬼子guǐzidevils; refers to 日本鬼子, wartime term insult for Japanese
鬼怪guǐguàihobgoblin; bogey; monstrosity; phantom (aircraft type)
鬼叫guǐjiào(coll.) to holler; to squawk
鬼屋guǐwūhaunted house
鬼扯guǐchěnonsense; humbug; bunk; bullshit
Words With Same Tail Word    
胆小鬼dǎnxiǎo guǐcoward
小鬼xiǎoguǐlittle demon (term of endearment for a child); mischievous child; imp
搞鬼gǎoguǐto make mischief; to play tricks in secret
五鬼wǔguǐfive chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence; also written 五瘟神
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