牛子

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Chinese[edit]

ox; cow; bull
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(牛子)
alt. forms 牛仔 Min Bei

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

牛子

  1. (literary) ox; cattle
  2. (archaic, derogatory or humorous) villager; bumpkin; brute
  3. (traditional Chinese medicine) Alternative name for 牛蒡 (niúbàng, “burdock”).
  4. (dialectal Gan, Hakka, Min Bei, dialectal Wu) calf
  5. (Mancheng Mandarin) snail
  6. (Xinzhou Jin) small insect
  7. (dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Wu) rice weevil
  8. (Sichuan, gold panning jargon) large pebble
  9. (Northeastern Mandarin) penis

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 小牛 (“calf”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 牛犢小牛
Mandarin Beijing 牛犢兒牛犢子
Taiwan 牛犢小牛
Jinan 牛犢
Xi'an 牛犢子牛娃兒
Wuhan 小牛牛㹙子
Chengdu 小牛兒牛兒子
Yangzhou 小牛
Hefei 小牛
Cantonese Guangzhou 牛仔
Hong Kong 牛仔
Yangjiang 牛仔
Gan Nanchang 牛崽子
Hakka Meixian 細牛仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 牛子細牛仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 牛子細牛仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 牛子細牛仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 牛子細牛
Zhuolan (Raoping) 牛子細牛仔細牛
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 牛幺
Jin Taiyuan 牛犢子牛娃子
Min Bei Jian'ou 牛仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 牛囝
Min Nan Xiamen 牛仔牛仔囝
Quanzhou 牛仔
Zhangzhou 牛仔牛仔囝
Taipei 牛仔囝
Kaohsiung 牛仔囝
Malaysia 牛囝
Chaozhou 牛囝
Wu Suzhou 小牛
Wenzhou 牛兒㹙兒牛童兒
Xiang Changsha 牛崽子
Shuangfeng 牛崽基

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