人蔘

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 人参
trad. or 人參

Etymology[edit]

  • Literally "man root" (referring to the root's characteristic forked shape, resembling the legs of a man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin rénshēn
Zhuyin ㄖㄣˊ ㄕㄣ
IPA (key) /ʐən³⁵ ʂən⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

人蔘 (traditional, Pinyin rénshēn, traditional 人蔘 or 人參, simplified 人参)

  1. ginseng

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 人参
trad. or 人參

Noun[edit]

人蔘 (traditional, POJ jîn-sim or jîn-som, traditional 人蔘 or 人參, simplified 人参)

  1. ginseng