指甲

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Chinese[edit]

 
finger; to point; to direct; to indicate
1st heavenly stem; armor; shell
simp. and trad.
(指甲)
variant forms 掌甲 (chńg-kah; chéng-; chín-) Min Nan
拃甲 (chńg-kah; chéng-; chín-) Min Nan

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: chńg-kah/chéng-kah/chín-kah - etymologically unrelated.

Noun[edit]

指甲

  1. fingernail
  2. toenail

Synonyms[edit]

  • (fingernail):
Dialectal synonyms of 指甲 (“fingernail”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 指甲
Mandarin Beijing 指甲, 指甲蓋兒
Taiwan 指甲
Jinan 指甲, 指甲蓋兒
Xi'an 指甲, 指甲蓋兒
Wuhan 指甲殼, 指甲篷
Chengdu 指甲兒, 指甲蓋蓋
Yangzhou 指掐, 指掐棚子
Hefei 指甲
Cantonese Guangzhou 手指甲, 手甲
Hong Kong 手指甲, 手甲
Taishan 手甲
Yangjiang 手甲
Gan Nanchang 指甲子, 指甲, 指甲篷子
Hakka Meixian 手指甲
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 手指甲
Liudui (S. Sixian) 手指甲
Hsinchu (Hailu) 手指甲
Dongshi (Dabu) 手指甲
Hsinchu (Raoping) 手指甲
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 手甲
Jin Taiyuan 指甲
Min Bei Jian'ou 手甲
Min Dong Fuzhou 掌甲, 手掌甲
Min Nan Xiamen 掌甲
Quanzhou 掌甲, 手爪
Zhangzhou 掌甲
Taipei 掌甲
Kaohsiung 掌甲
Tainan 掌甲
Taichung 掌甲
Hsinchu 掌甲
Lukang 掌甲
Sanxia 掌甲
Yilan 掌甲
Kinmen 掌甲
Magong 掌甲
Penang 掌甲
Philippines (Manila) 掌甲
Chaozhou 掌甲
Wu Suzhou 節掐, 節掐子, 手節掐
Wenzhou 手指甲, 指甲
Xiang Changsha 指甲子
Shuangfeng 指甲子

Derived terms[edit]