毫子

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Chinese[edit]

 
hair; drawing brush; (in the) least; one thousandth
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(毫子)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

毫子

  1. (Southwestern Mandarin, Gan, Hakka, Teochew, Xiang) coin (of small value)
  2. (chiefly Cantonese, Hakka) dime; 10 cents
    毫子 / 毫子 [Cantonese]  ―  ng5 hou4 zi2 jat1 zek3 [Jyutping]  ―  5 cents each
  3. (Xiang) lifting cord of a steelyard

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“ten cents; dime”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou 毫子
Hong Kong 毫子
Hong Kong (Weitou) 毫子
Taishan 毫子
Yangjiang 毫子
Kuala Lumpur
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Zhuolan (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong
Senai
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Chaozhou
Johor Bahru
Wu Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng