粉絲

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粉絲

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)
alt. 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