竹升

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

竹升 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping zuk1 sing1)

  1. jook-sing (an overseas-born Chinese person)
  2. thick bamboo pole

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: "bamboo rise". Originally as 竹竿 (a bamboo pole), but changed to 竹升 since 竿 and (reduce, lower) sound alike in Cantonese. Used figuratively and sometimes pejoratively to refer to Chinese raised overseas, likening them to bamboo poles which are hollow inside, signifying the lack of Chinese culture in their knowledge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhúshēng
Zhuyin ㄓㄨˊ ㄕㄥ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂu³⁵ ʂɤŋ⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

竹升 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhúshēng)

  1. jook-sing (a Chinese person born and raised overseas)

See also[edit]