木瓜

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Chinese[edit]

tree; wood
 
melon; claw; gourd; squash
simp. and trad.
(木瓜)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

木瓜

  1. papaya (Carica papaya)
  2. Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) or plants in the genus Chaenomeles
  3. (figuratively) one who is slow in understanding or reacting
    愛情木瓜 / 爱情木瓜  ―  àiqíng mùguā  ―  A Fool In Love [song name]

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 木瓜 (“papaya”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 番木瓜木瓜
Taxonomic name 番木瓜
Mandarin Beijing 木瓜
Taiwan 木瓜
Liuzhou 木瓜
Cantonese Guangzhou 木瓜萬壽果
Hong Kong 木瓜萬壽果
Dongguan 萬壽果木瓜
Taishan 木瓜
Gan Lichuan 木瓜
Pingxiang 木瓜
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 木瓜
Liudui (S. Sixian) 木瓜
Hsinchu (Hailu) 木瓜
Dongshi (Dabu) 木瓜
Zhuolan (Raoping) 木瓜
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 木瓜
Min Dong Fuzhou 木瓜
Fuqing 木瓜
Min Nan Xiamen 萬壽匏奶匏番匏
Quanzhou 萬壽匏番匏
Taipei 木瓜
Kaohsiung 木瓜
Tainan 木瓜
Taichung 木瓜
Wuqi 木瓜
Hsinchu 木瓜
Taitung 木瓜
Lukang 木瓜
Yilan 木瓜
Magong 木瓜
Penang 木瓜
Singapore 奶瓜
Shantou 奶瓜
Haifeng 木瓜
Pinghua Nanning 木瓜
Wu Shanghai 木瓜
Danyang 木瓜

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