烏龜

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See also: 乌龟

Chinese[edit]

 
a crow; black; not; empty; void
tortoise; turtle
trad. (烏龜)
simp. (乌龟)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • o͘-ku - vernacular (“turtle; someone in last place”);
  • o͘-kui - literary (sex-related senses and “incompetent person”).
  • Wu
  • Xiang
  • Noun[edit]

    烏龜

    1. turtle; tortoise
    2. (Quanzhou Hokkien, figuratively) someone in last place
    3. (derogatory) cuckold
    4. (derogatory) incompetent, irresponsible person
    5. (literary, Xiamen and Zhangzhou Hokkien) male owner of a brothel
    6. (Taiwanese Hokkien) benefiter from the prostitution of his wife and daughters

    Synonyms[edit]

    • (turtle):
    Dialectal synonyms of 烏龜 (“tortoise; turtle”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 烏龜
    Mandarin Beijing 烏龜
    Taiwan 烏龜
    Harbin
    Shenyang 烏龜
    Hailar 烏龜
    Ulanhot 烏龜
    Tongliao 烏龜
    Chifeng 烏龜, 王八
    Bayanhot 烏龜
    Jinan 烏龜
    Luoyang 烏龜
    Xi'an 烏龜,
    Xining 烏龜, , 王八
    Xuzhou 烏龜,
    Yinchuan 烏龜,
    Lanzhou , 烏龜
    Ürümqi 烏龜
    Wuhan 烏龜, 四腳爬, 爬爬
    Huanggang 王八
    Chengdu 烏龜
    Guiyang 烏龜
    Liuzhou 烏龜
    Kunming 烏龜
    Yangzhou 烏龜,
    Nanjing 烏龜
    Hefei 烏龜
    Cantonese Guangzhou 烏龜,
    Hong Kong 烏龜,
    Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 昂龜
    Foshan 烏龜
    Shunde 烏龜
    Zhongshan (Shiqi) 烏龜
    Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 烏龜
    Taishan 烏龜
    Kaiping (Chikan) 烏龜
    Dongguan 烏龜,
    Shaoguan 烏龜
    Yunfu 烏龜
    Yangjiang
    Xinyi 烏龜
    Lianjiang 烏龜
    Kuala Lumpur 烏龜
    Gan Nanchang 烏龜
    Lichuan 烏龜
    Pingxiang 烏龜
    Hakka Meixian 烏龜, 龜仔
    Yudu 烏龜
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 龜仔
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 龜仔
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 龜仔
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Hsinchu (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Hong Kong 烏龜
    Senai 烏龜
    Huizhou Jixi 烏龜
    Jin Taiyuan 王八, 烏龜,
    Baochang 烏龜
    Jining 烏龜
    Hohhot 王八
    Baotou 烏龜
    Dongsheng 王八
    Linhe 烏龜
    Haibowan 王八
    Min Bei Jian'ou 烏龜
    Min Dong Fuzhou 烏龜,
    Min Nan Xiamen 烏龜,
    Quanzhou 烏龜,
    Zhangzhou 烏龜,
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Wuqi
    Hsinchu
    Taitung
    Lukang
    Yilan
    Magong
    Penang
    Singapore , 烏龜
    Chaozhou 烏龜,
    Johor Bahru
    Haikou
    Leizhou
    Pinghua Nanning (Tingzi)
    Wu Shanghai 烏龜
    Suzhou 烏龜
    Wuxi 烏龜
    Hangzhou 烏龜
    Wenzhou 烏龜
    Chongming 烏龜
    Danyang 烏龜, 王八八, 王八
    Jinhua 烏龜
    Ningbo 烏龜, 王八
    Xiang Changsha 烏龜, 王八
    Shuangfeng 烏龜
    Loudi 烏龜

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