瓜子

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Chinese[edit]

 
melon; claw; gourd; squash
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(瓜子)
alt. forms 瓜籽 “seed”

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

瓜子

  1. melon seed (Classifier: m;  m)
  2. any edible seed consumed as a snack
    瓜子  ―  guāzǐ  ―  to eat melon seeds
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Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

瓜子

  1. (obsolete, colloquial) strike with two fingers on someone's arm as a punishment
  2. (obsolete or Central Plains Mandarin, Lanyin Mandarin) stupid person; idiot
  3. (in compounds) A diminutive suffix for a round object, especially the head or the brain.
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