蝌蝌齦蠟

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Chinese[edit]

tadpole tadpole gums; gnaw; bite candle; wax
trad. (蝌蝌齦蠟)
simp. (蝌蝌龈蜡)
Literally: tadpole chews wax

Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of English Coca-Cola. 蝌蝌齦蠟蝌蝌龈蜡 (“tadpole chews wax”) was one of the very first names for Coca-Cola used in China in 1927, at a time when each vendor would come up with his own rendition of foreign names in Chinese.

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Proper noun[edit]

蝌蝌齦蠟

  1. (obsolete) Coca-Cola

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