攝氏

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See also: 摂氏 and 摄氏

Chinese[edit]

phonetic clan name; maiden name
trad. (攝氏)
simp. (摄氏)

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of 攝爾修斯摄尔修斯 (from Swedish Celsius) + (shì, “family”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

攝氏

  1. Celsius; centigrade
    昨天攝氏 / 昨天摄氏  ―  Zuótiān Shèshì jiǔ dù.  ―  Yesterday it was nine degrees Celsius.

Usage notes[edit]

攝氏 may be placed before or after the number of degrees in Chinese. Placing it before the number of degrees (as in the example above) gives the sentence a literary and poetic feel; however, this usage is sometimes frowned upon by language authorities, for example in the Modern Standard Chinese Dictionary (現代漢語規範詞典).

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