水草

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Chinese[edit]

water; river
 
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
simp. and trad.
(水草)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

水草

  1. (literally) water and grass
  2. water plant; aquatic plants
  3. (Singapore, Malaysia) drinking straw

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 吸管 (“drinking straw”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 吸管
Mandarin Beijing 吸管兒
Taiwan 吸管
Malaysia 水草
Singapore 水草
Cantonese Guangzhou 飲筒
Hong Kong 飲筒飲管
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 唶管
Hsinchu (Hailu) 唶管
Min Nan Taipei 欶管
Penang 欶草
Wu Shanghai 吸管

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1
そう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

水草 (hiragana すいそう, rōmaji suisō)

  1. water plant

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
みず
Grade: 1
くさ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Noun[edit]

水草 (hiragana みずくさ, rōmaji mizukusa)

  1. water plant