老鼠

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Chinese[edit]

 
old (of people); aged; venerable (person); outdated; experienced; (a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity)
rat; mouse
simp. and trad.
(老鼠)
alt. forms 鳥鼠鸟鼠 (niáu-chhú; -chhí; -chhír) Min Nan

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

老鼠

  1. mouse; rat   (Classifier: c)
  2. cunning, deceitful person

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mouse, rat):
Dialectal synonyms of 老鼠 (“mouse; rat”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 老鼠
Taxonomic name
Mandarin Beijing 耗子
Taiwan 老鼠
Jinan 老鼠
Xi'an 老鼠
Wuhan 老鼠高大爹 euphemistic客人 euphemistic
Chengdu 耗子
Yangzhou 老鼠
Hefei 老鼠老鼠子
Cantonese Guangzhou 老鼠
Hong Kong 老鼠
Taishan 老鼠
Yangjiang 老鼠
Gan Nanchang 老鼠財神 euphemistic
Hakka Meixian 老鼠
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 老鼠
Liudui (S. Sixian) 老鼠
Hsinchu (Hailu) 老鼠
Dongshi (Dabu) 老鼠
Zhuolan (Raoping) 老鼠
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 老鼠
Jin Taiyuan 老鼠耗子
Min Bei Jian'ou 老鼠
Min Dong Fuzhou 老鼠尖尖喙 euphemistic
Min Nan Xiamen 鳥鼠
Quanzhou 老鼠
Zhangzhou 鳥鼠
Taipei 鳥鼠
Kaohsiung 鳥鼠
Tainan 鳥鼠仔
Taichung 鳥鼠
Yilan 鳥鼠
Lukang 鳥鼠
Sanxia 鳥鼠
Kinmen 鳥鼠
Magong 鳥鼠
Hsinchu 鳥鼠
Malaysia 鳥鼠
Chaozhou 貓鼠
Wu Suzhou 老蟲
Wenzhou 老鼠
Xiang Changsha 老鼠子高客 euphemistic高客子 euphemistic
Shuangfeng 老鼠子高客 euphemistic

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (mouse, rat): 小鼠 (xiǎoshǔ, “mouse”), 大鼠 (“rat”)