烏魯木齊

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

phonetic
trad. (烏魯木齊)
simp. (乌鲁木齐)

Borrowing from Uyghur ئۈرۈمچى (ürümchi).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

烏魯木齊

  1. () Ürümqi; Wulumuqi

Etymology 2[edit]

phonetic
trad. (烏魯木齊)
simp. (乌鲁木齐)
alt. forms

Unclear. Here are a few possibilities:

  • 烏魯木齊: Since the Min Nan area and Ürümqi are very far apart, if someone claims to be from or went to Ürümqi, they are speaking nonsense.
  • 烏漉木製: There is a type of wood called 烏漉木, which is of very bad quality. If furniture is made from it, it is made carelessly.
  • 烏櫓莫濟: From (“to not have”) + (“scull”) + (“do not”) + (“to cross a river”), literally "to not have a scull to cross a river", used figuratively to mean "to not have the main thing to do the job; to be careless".

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

烏魯木齊

  1. (Min Nan) to be careless; to be in a mess; to talk nonsense

References[edit]

  • Entry #6338”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.
  • 大郎頭 (Da Lang) (29 July 2013), “【台語原來是這樣】 烏魯木齊”, in 自由時報 (Liberty Times Net)[1]
  • 黃恬昕 (25 June 2012), “「烏櫓莫濟」比下北京話”, in 自由時報 (Liberty Times Net)[2]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō Grade: 1 Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Proper noun[edit]

烏魯木齊 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 烏魯木斉, katakana ウルムチ, rōmaji Urumuchi)

  1. Alternative spelling of 烏魯木斉

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

烏魯木齊

  1. Hán tự form of Ô Lỗ Mộc Tề, “Ürümqi