茄子

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Chinese[edit]

eggplant
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(茄子)
切開一半的茄子

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

茄子

  1. eggplant; aubergine

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 茄子 (“eggplant; aubergine”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 茄子
Taxonomic name
Mandarin Beijing 茄子
Taiwan 茄子
Jinan 茄子
Xi'an 茄子
Wuhan 茄子
Chengdu 茄子
Yangzhou 茄子
Hefei 茄子
Cantonese Guangzhou 矮瓜茄瓜
Hong Kong 矮瓜茄瓜
Taishan
Yangjiang 茄子
Gan Nanchang 茄子
Hakka Meixian 吊菜茄仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 吊菜仔茄仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 吊菜仔茄仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 吊菜仔茄仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 吊菜
Zhuolan (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 茄子
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou 紫菜
Matsu
Min Nan Xiamen
Taipei
Kaohsiung 紅菜
Tainan 紅菜
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 茄子落蘇
Suzhou 茄子
Wenzhou 茄兒落茄
Xiang Changsha 茄子
Shuangfeng 茄子

Interjection[edit]

茄子

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, when taking a photograph) cheese!

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

なすび from なつ(の)み "summer fruit"

Noun[edit]

茄子 (hiragana なす, rōmaji nasu, alternative reading なすび, rōmaji nasubi)

  1. eggplant

Derived terms[edit]