茄子

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Chinese[edit]

A purple eggplant which has been sliced in half, showing the inside. The flesh surrounding the seeds is already beginning to oxidize and turn brown just minutes after slicing.
eggplant
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(茄子)

Etymology[edit]

From ("eggplant," "aubergine") + (a suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

茄子

  1. eggplant; aubergine

Interjection[edit]

茄子

  1. (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, romaji nasu, alternative reading なすび, romaji nasubi)

  1. eggplant