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 bái white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera
 bái huà spoken language / vernacular
 tǔ huà vernacular / slang / dialect / patois
 kǒu yǔ colloquial speech / spoken language / vernacular language / slander / gossip / CL:門|门[men2]
 Fēng shén Bǎng Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 Pān Jīn lián Pan Jinlian (name lit. Golden Lotus), heroine of Ming dynasty vernacular novel Jinpingmei or the Golden Lotus 金瓶梅
 zá jiā I / me / my / (often used in early vernacular literature)
 Jīn píng méi Jinpingmei or the Golden Lotus (1617), Ming dynasty vernacular novel, formerly notorious and banned for its sexual content
 sú míng vernacular name / lay name (of a priest)
 Fēng shén Yǎn yì Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 bái huà wén writings in the vernacular
 huà běn Song and Yuan literary form based on vernacular folk stories
 Chū kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Ling2 Meng2 chu1]
 hǎi shàng qí shū literary journal published in 1892-93 by Han Bangqing 韓邦慶|韩邦庆 / featuring serialized novels in Classical Chinese and Jiangsu vernacular
 Hǎi shàng Huā Liè zhuàn The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai by Han Bangqing 韓邦慶|韩邦庆[Han2 Bang1 qing4], long novel of lower life in Classical Chinese and Jiangsu vernacular / translated into Putonghua as 海上花 / by Iris Chang
 bái huà shī free verse in the vernacular
 Xǐng shì Héng yán Stories to Awaken the World, vernacular short stories by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Feng2 Meng4 long2] published in 1627
 Jīn Píng Méi Cí Huà Jinpingmei or the Golden Lotus (1617), Ming dynasty vernacular novel, formerly notorious and banned for its sexual content
 Hán Bāng qìng Han Bangqing (1856-1894), writer and publisher of experimental literary journal in Classical Chinese and Jiangsu vernacular, author of novel 海上花列傳|海上花列传
 Er4 kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part II), second of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Ling2 Meng2 chu1]
 Jǐng shì Tōng yán Stories to Caution the World, vernacular short stories by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Feng2 Meng4 long2] published in 1624
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