弓蕉

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Chinese[edit]

a bow (weapon) banana
simp. and trad.
(弓蕉)
alt. forms 芎蕉

Etymology[edit]

Referring to the banana's curved, bow-like shape.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: gêng1 ziê1 - Chaozhou.

Noun[edit]

弓蕉

  1. (Hakka, Min Nan, Malaysian Cantonese) banana (Classifier: ;  mn)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 香蕉 (“banana”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 香蕉
Mandarin Beijing 香蕉
Taiwan 香蕉
Tianjin 香蕉
Jinan 香蕉
Jiedian 香蕉
Xi'an 香蕉
Wuhan 香蕉
Chengdu 香蕉
Yangzhou 香蕉
Hefei 香蕉
Cantonese Guangzhou 香蕉
Hong Kong 香蕉
Dongguan 香蕉
Taishan 香蕉蕉果
Yangjiang 蕉子
Nanning 香蕉
Wuzhou 香蕉
Yulin 香蕉
Hepu 香蕉
Kuala Lumpur 香蕉弓蕉
Gan Nanchang 香蕉
Hakka Meixian 香蕉弓蕉
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 弓蕉
Liudui (S. Sixian) 弓蕉
Hsinchu (Hailu) 弓蕉
Dongshi (Dabu) 弓蕉
Zhuolan (Raoping) 弓蕉
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 弓蕉
Senai 弓蕉
Huizhou Jixi 香蕉
Jin Taiyuan 香蕉
Min Bei Jian'ou 香蕉芭蕉果
Min Dong Fuzhou 芭蕉芭蕉果
Matsu 芭蕉果
Min Nan Xiamen 弓蕉
Quanzhou 弓蕉
Zhangzhou 弓蕉牙蕉
Taipei 金蕉弓蕉
Kaohsiung 弓蕉
Tainan 弓蕉
Taichung 弓蕉
Hsinchu 弓蕉
Lukang 金蕉弓蕉
Sanxia 弓蕉
Yilan 弓蕉
Kinmen 弓蕉
Magong 弓蕉
Penang 弓蕉
Philippines (Manila) 弓蕉
Pingnan 香蕉
Chaozhou 弓蕉
Johor Bahru 弓蕉
Haikou 牙蕉
Pinghua Nanning 香蕉
Guilin 香蕉
Wu Shanghai 香蕉
Suzhou 香蕉
Wenzhou 香蕉
Xiang Changsha 香蕉
Shuangfeng 香蕉
Quanzhou 香蕉

References[edit]

  • Entry #538”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.
  • Duffus, William, "bananas" (p. 17) in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, English Presbyterian Mission Press, 1883.