的士

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Chinese[edit]

 
really and truly; aim; clear; (possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle); of
scholar; warrior; knight
simp. and trad.
(的士)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English taxi.

Originally Cantonese, but it has been gaining popularity in mainland China, although still much less common than its synonyms.

More often encountered as its abbreviation (dí, dī, “taxi”) in the mainland, used in words such as 打的 (dǎdī, “to catch a taxi”), 的哥 (“male taxi driver”), etc.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

的士

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, Min) taxi; cab; taxicab   (Classifier: ; c)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 出租汽車 ("taxicab")
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 出租車出租汽車出租
Taiwan 計程車小黃
Tianjin 出租車出租
Malaysia 德士的士
Singapore 德士
Cantonese Guangzhou 的士
Hong Kong 的士
Taishan 的士
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 計程車他庫西
Liudui (S. Sixian) 計程車他庫西
Hsinchu (Hailu) 計程車他庫西
Dongshi (Dabu) 計程車他庫西
Taiwanese Raoping 計程車他庫西
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 計程車他庫西
Min Dong Fuzhou 的士
Min Nan Quanzhou 的士
Xiamen 的士
Zhangzhou 的士
Taipei 計程車tha-khú-sih
Chaozhou 的士
Wu Shanghai 差頭
Wenzhou 出租車