手杖

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shǒuzhàng
Zhuyin ㄕㄡˇ ㄓㄤˋ
IPA (key) /ʂoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʈ͡ʂɑŋ⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

手杖 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shǒuzhàng, measure word /, or )

  1. (literally) any kind of long or short rod with a handle; a cane
  2. (by extension) walking stick

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Mandarin, 拐杖 guǎizhàng is the most commonly used term for walking stick. By contrast, 手杖 shǒuzhàng can be used to describe a cane that has other uses, such as hiking or scaring away wild snakes.