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According to Google Translate it is "Strange" and "Strangeness"

But I saw a native speaker post "好诡异", which would be "how strangeness?"

When would you use one or the other?

  • 应用汉语词典:诡异:(形)奇异;怪异:言辞~。奇诡 not in this dictionary nor 现代汉语词典 (奇怪 in both, more common word for "strange") but find 2 example sentences for 奇诡 in each of iciba and jukuu), maybe 奇诡 has come into use more recently, anyhow both apparently more emphatic than than 奇怪) – user6065 Apr 25 '16 at 5:51
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Both 诡异 and 奇诡 are adjectives. The "strangeness" translation is incorrect.

诡异 is a commonly used word meaning "strange". It can be used both colloquially and in writing. The idiom "好诡异" you mentioned means "How strange it is!".

奇诡 is a formal word used exclusively in literatures. It is a stronger form of 诡异 and is usually reserved for things that are extremely bizarre or supernatural. Use this word with caution.

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Both "诡异" and "奇诡" means strange or something out of the the ordinary, its a move elaborate expression than "奇怪", "奇异", "怪异"。

"好诡异" can translate to "how strange" or even better "so out of the ordinary".

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