茄子

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Cantonese[edit]

A purple eggplant which has been sliced in half, showing the inside. The flesh surrounding the seeds is already beginning to oxidize and turn brown just minutes after slicing.
simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From ("eggplant," "aubergine") + (a suffix).

Noun[edit]

茄子 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping ke4 zi2)

  1. eggplant; aubergine

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

なすび from なつ(の)み "summer fruit"

Noun[edit]

茄子 (hiragana なす, romaji nasu)
茄子 (hiragana なすび, romaji nasubi)

  1. eggplant

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • From ("eggplant," "aubergine") + (a suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qiézi
Zhuyin ㄑㄧㄝˊ ㄗ˙
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰi̯ɛ³⁵ d͡z̥z̩³/

Interjection[edit]

茄子 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin qiézi)

  1. (when taking a photograph) cheese!

Noun[edit]

茄子 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin qiézi)

  1. eggplant; aubergine