夜貓子

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See also: 夜猫子

Chinese[edit]

night cat
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
trad. (夜貓子)
simp. (夜猫子)
Literally: “night cat”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

夜貓子

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, Jin, colloquial) owl (Classifier: m)
  2. (chiefly Mandarin, Xiang, colloquial, figuratively) night owl (Classifier: m;  m)
    夜貓子還是早起 [MSC, trad.]
    夜猫子还是早起 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ shì ge yèmāozǐ, háishì zǎoqǐ zhě? [Pinyin]
    Are you a night owl or an early bird?

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 貓頭鷹 (“owl”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 鴟鵂鴟鴞角鴟梟鳥
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 貓頭鷹
Mandarin Beijing 夜貓子
Taiwan 貓頭鷹
Tianjin 夜貓子
Harbin 夜貓子貓頭鷹
Shenyang 夜貓子
Jinan 夜貓子貓頭鷹
Muping 夜貓子貓頭兒鷹
Luoyang 貓頭鷹夜貓子
Jiedian 信猴
Xi'an 幸猴鴟鴞
Qingdao 夜貓子
Xining 恨吼
Xuzhou 夜貓子
Yinchuan 夜貓子
Lanzhou 恨吼夜貓子
Ürümqi 鴴猴兒貓頭鷹
Wuhan 夜貓子貓頭鷹
Chengdu 鬼冬哥鬼冬哥兒鬼燈哥鬼燈哥兒夜貓子貓頭鷹
Guiyang 鬼敦哥鬼冬哥
Liuzhou 貓頭鳥貓頭鷹
Kunming 貓頭鷹
Yangzhou 貓頭鷹
Nanjing 貓頭鷹
Hefei 貓頭鷹
Cantonese Guangzhou 貓頭鷹貓兒頭鷹
Hong Kong 貓頭鷹
Dongguan 貓頭鷹
Hong Kong (Weitou) 枕虼
Yangjiang 鬼勾雀鬼勾
Gan Nanchang 夜哇子貓頭鷹
Lichuan 大頭鳥
Pingxiang 貓公鳥
Hakka Meixian 貓頭鳥貓頭翁
Changting 貓頭鳥
Wuping 貓頭鳥
Yudu 貓頭鳥貓狸鳥
Ruijin 貓頭鳥
Shangyou 貓頭鳥
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 貓頭鳥
Liudui (S. Sixian) 貓頭鳥
Hsinchu (Hailu) 貓頭鳥
Dongshi (Dabu) 貓頭鳥
Zhuolan (Raoping) 貓頭鳥
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 貓頭鳥
Hong Kong 貓頭鳥
Huizhou Jixi 夜鴣
Jin Taiyuan 夜貓子咶咶油
Xinzhou 禿嘶角
Min Bei Jian'ou 牯鼎鷂牯鼎仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 貓王鳥貓頭鷹
Min Nan Xiamen 暗光鳥
Quanzhou 暗光鳥
Zhangzhou 暗光鳥
Taipei 暗光鳥貓頭鷹仔
Kaohsiung 暗光鳥貓頭鳥鴣黃
Tainan 暗光鳥鴣黃
Taichung 貓頭鳥
Wuqi 貓頭鳥
Hsinchu 貓頭鳥
Taitung 貓頭鳥
Lukang 暗光鳥貓頭鳥
Sanxia 暗光鳥貓頭鳥
Yilan 暗光鳥貓頭鳥
Kinmen 暗光鳥
Magong 貓頭鳥暗光鳥
Penang 暗光鳥
Chaozhou 貓頭鷹
Haikou 貓頭鷹
Pinghua Nanning 貓頭鷹
Wu Shanghai 貓頭鷹
Suzhou 貓頭鷹
Hangzhou 貓頭鷹
Wenzhou 竹萑貓頭鷹
Chongming 夜貓
Danyang 貓頭鷹
Jinhua 貓局瘟
Ningbo 竹萑貓頭鷹
Xiang Changsha 貓頭鳥貓哭鳥貓頭鷹
Shuangfeng 哭鳥
Loudi 哭鳥子夜貓子
Dialectal synonyms of 夜貓子 (“night owl”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 夜貓子
Mandarin Beijing 夜貓子
Taiwan 夜貓子
Chengdu 夜貓子
Cantonese Guangzhou 夜貓
Hong Kong 夜貓
Min Nan Xiamen 暗光鳥
Quanzhou 暗光鳥
Zhangzhou 暗光鳥
Taipei 暗光鳥
Kaohsiung 暗光鳥
Xiang Changsha 夜貓子夜精