苦瓜

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Chinese[edit]

 
bitter; intensely; miserable; painful
 
melon; claw; gourd; squash
simp. and trad.
(苦瓜)
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苦瓜

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

苦瓜

  1. bitter melon; bitter gourd

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (苦瓜):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にが
Grade: 3
うり
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(niga, bitter) +‎ (uri, gourd)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

苦瓜 (hiragana にがうり, katakana ニガウリ, rōmaji nigauri)
(alternative reading hiragana にがごい, romaji nigagoi) (Kagoshima dialect)
(alternative reading hiragana にがごり, romaji nigagori) (Miyazaki dialect)

  1. bitter melon; bitter gourd

Synonyms[edit]


Okinawan[edit]

Noun[edit]

苦瓜 (hiragana ごーやー, romaji gōyā)

  1. bitter melon; bitter gourd