芭蕉

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Chinese[edit]

banana
trad. (芭蕉)
simp. #(芭蕉)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

芭蕉

  1. Japanese banana (Musa basjoo) (Classifier: m c;  m;  m c)
  2. () Musa
  3. () Musaceae
  4. (Luchuan Cantonese, Dungan, Min Dong) banana
  5. (informal) plantain; banana

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 香蕉 (“banana”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 香蕉
Mandarin Beijing 香蕉
Taiwan 香蕉
Tianjin 香蕉
Jinan 香蕉
Wanrong 香蕉
Xi'an 香蕉
Wuhan 香蕉
Chengdu 香蕉
Yangzhou 香蕉
Hefei 香蕉
Cantonese Guangzhou 香蕉,
Hong Kong , 香蕉
Foshan 香蕉,
Shunde , 香蕉
Zhongshan (Shiqi) , 香蕉
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 香蕉
Taishan 香蕉, 蕉果
Kaiping (Chikan) 香蕉
Dongguan 香蕉
Shaoguan 香蕉
Yunfu 香蕉
Yangjiang 蕉子
Xinyi 香蕉, 蕉子, 粉蕉
Lianjiang 蕉子, 香蕉
Nanning 香蕉
Wuzhou 香蕉
Yulin 香蕉
Hepu 香蕉
Kuala Lumpur 香蕉, 弓蕉
Gan Nanchang 香蕉
Hakka Meixian 香蕉, 弓蕉
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 弓蕉
Liudui (S. Sixian) 弓蕉
Hsinchu (Hailu) 弓蕉
Dongshi (Dabu) 弓蕉
Hsinchu (Raoping) 弓蕉
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 弓蕉
Senai 弓蕉
Huizhou Jixi 香蕉
Jin Taiyuan 香蕉
Min Bei Jian'ou 香蕉, 芭蕉果
Min Dong Fuzhou 芭蕉, 芭蕉果
Matsu 芭蕉果
Min Nan Xiamen 弓蕉
Quanzhou 弓蕉
Zhangzhou 弓蕉, 牙蕉,
Taipei 金蕉, 弓蕉
Kaohsiung 弓蕉
Tainan 弓蕉
Taichung 弓蕉
Hsinchu 弓蕉
Lukang 金蕉, 弓蕉
Sanxia 弓蕉
Yilan 弓蕉
Kinmen 弓蕉
Magong 弓蕉
Penang 弓蕉
Philippines (Manila) 弓蕉
Pingnan 香蕉
Chaozhou 弓蕉
Johor Bahru 弓蕉
Haikou 牙蕉
Pinghua Nanning 香蕉
Guilin 香蕉
Wu Shanghai 香蕉
Suzhou 香蕉
Wenzhou 香蕉
Xiang Changsha 香蕉
Shuangfeng 香蕉
Quanzhou 香蕉

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

芭蕉

  1. (侗族鄉) Bajiao (a township in Enshi, Enshi, Hubei, China)

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しょう
Jinmeiyō
kan’yōon on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

*/pʲaseʷə//baseʷə//baseu//baɕeu//baɕoː/

Possibly from Middle Chinese 芭蕉 (MC pˠa t͡siᴇu). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Written as はせを (​hasewo) in older texts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

芭蕉 (hiragana ばしょう, katakana バショウ, rōmaji bashō, historical hiragana ばせう, historical katakana バセウ)

  1. the Japanese banana, Musa basjoo
    Synonym: 庭見草 (niwamigusa)
  2. Short for 芭蕉梶木 (bashō kajiki): the Indo-Pacific sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

芭蕉 (hiragana ばしょう, rōmaji Bashō, historical hiragana ばせう)

  1. Short for 松尾芭蕉 (Matsuo Bashō), Edo-period haikai and haiku poet

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN