粉絲

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Etymology 1[edit]

noodles; pasta silk; thread; trace
trad. (粉絲)
simp. (粉丝)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

粉絲

  1. cellophane noodles; Chinese vermicelli (transparent noodle made from starch)
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 粉絲 (“cellophane noodles”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 粉絲
Mandarin Beijing , 粉絲
Taiwan 粉絲, 冬粉
Jinan 細粉條兒, 粉絲
Xi'an 粉絲
Wuhan 線粉, 粉條
Chengdu , 粉條, 條粉
Yangzhou 粉絲
Hefei 粉絲
Cantonese Guangzhou 粉絲
Hong Kong 粉絲
Taishan 細粉
Yangjiang 鬚粉
Gan Nanchang 線粉
Hakka Meixian 粉絲
Jin Taiyuan 粉絲, 細粉, 細粉絲
Min Bei Jian'ou 粉絲, 山東粉
Min Dong Fuzhou 山東粉
Min Nan Xiamen 冬粉
Quanzhou 冬粉
Zhangzhou 冬粉, 粉仔
Taipei 冬粉
Penang 冬粉
Chaozhou 粉絲
Wu Shanghai 線粉
Suzhou 索粉, 線粉
Wenzhou 洋粉
Xiang Changsha 粉絲, 南粉
Shuangfeng 南粉

Etymology 2[edit]

noodles; pasta silk; thread; trace
trad. (粉絲)
simp. (粉丝)
variant forms fan屎 (fen1 si2)
fans (fen1 si2)

Humorous phono-semantic matching of English fans.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: fèn-sṳ - imitating Mandarin.

Noun[edit]

粉絲

  1. (informal) fan (e.g. of music, movies, celebrities)
    粉絲 / 粉丝  ―  Wǒ shì tā de fěnsī.  ―  I'm a fan of his.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

dust; powder silk; thread; trace
trad. (粉絲)
simp. (粉丝)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

粉絲

  1. (Min Dong, chiefly of fabric) in small, thin pieces