酵母

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: S

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

酵母 (hiragana こうぼ, romaji kōbo)

  1. yeast

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.
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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

酵母 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jiàomǔ or xiàomǔ)

  1. yeast
  2. leaven

Usage notes[edit]

  • In China the pronunciation jiàomǔ is generally taught as the only correct reading in Mandarin, however xiàomǔ may be heard from time to time, likely by analogy with (xiào). Pronouncing as xiàomǔ in formal situations would be regarded as an indication of the low educational level of the speaker.