肥皂

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Chinese[edit]

fat; fertile; loose-fitting soap; black
simp. and trad.
(肥皂)

Etymology[edit]

Originally it was made from various plants similar to Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis) (皂莢皂荚 (zàojiá)), including Sapindus saponaria (肥珠子) and Gymnocladus chinensis (肥皂莢肥皂荚), which have large fruits.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

肥皂

  1. Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis), or other similar plants, that is pounded into pieces
  2. soap (Classifier: m)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 肥皂 (“soap”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 肥皂
Mandarin Beijing 肥皂, 胰子
Taiwan 肥皂
Tianjin 肥皂, 胰子
Harbin 胰子, 大胰子, 肥皂
Jinan 肥皂, 胰子
Muping 胰子
Luoyang 胰子, 洋鹼
Wanrong 洋鹼
Xi'an 洋鹼
Xining 胰子, 肥皂
Xuzhou 胰子
Yinchuan 洋胰子, 肥皂
Ürümqi 肥皂, 胰子
Wuhan 肥皂
Chengdu 洋鹼, 肥皂
Guiyang 洋鹼, 肥皂
Liuzhou
Yangzhou 洋胰子, 肥皂
Nanjing 洋胰子, 肥皂
Hefei 肥皂, 洋胰子
Cantonese Guangzhou 番鹼,
Hong Kong 番鹼,
Taishan 番鹼
Dongguan 番鹼
Yangjiang 番鹼,
Gan Nanchang 肥皂, 洋鹼
Lichuan
Pingxiang 肥皂, 洋鹼
Hakka Meixian 番鹼
Yudu 胰子, 洋鹼
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 茶箍, 石鹼
Liudui (S. Sixian) 茶箍, 番鹼, 石鹼
Hsinchu (Hailu) 茶箍, 石鹼
Dongshi (Dabu) 茶箍, 石鹼
Hsinchu (Raoping) 茶箍, 石鹼
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 茶箍, 石鹼
Huizhou Jixi 肥皂, 洋肥皂, 洋肥珠
Jin Taiyuan 胰子, 洋胰子, 肥皂
Xinzhou 胰子, 洗衣裳胰子
Min Bei Jian'ou 胰仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 胰皂
Min Nan Xiamen 雪文, 油胰
Quanzhou 雪文
Zhangzhou 雪文
Taipei 雪文
Kaohsiung 雪文
Tainan 雪文
Taichung 茶箍
Hsinchu 茶箍
Lukang 雪文
Sanxia 雪文
Yilan 雪文
Kinmen 油胰, 雪文, 茶箍
Magong 雪文
Penang 雪文
Singapore 雪文
Philippines (Manila) 雪文
Chaozhou 餅藥
Haikou 番鬼鹼, 油糠, 番鬼油糠
Leizhou , 番鬼鹼
Pinghua Nanning , 洋鹼, 洗衫鹼
Wu Shanghai 肥皂
Suzhou 肥皂
Hangzhou 肥皂, 洋肥皂
Wenzhou 洋皂, 油皂, 番皂
Chongming 肥皂
Danyang 肥皂, 洋鹼
Jinhua 肥皂, 洋肥皂
Ningbo 肥皂
Xiang Changsha 肥皂, 胰子油
Shuangfeng 肥皂, 洋鹼
Loudi 肥皂, 洋鹼

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