起子

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Chinese[edit]

to rise; to raise; to get up
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(起子)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

起子

  1. bottle opener
  2. (colloquial) screwdriver
  3. (dialectal) baking soda
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 螺絲刀 (“screwdriver”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 螺絲刀
Mandarin Beijing 改錐起子螺絲刀螺絲起子
Taiwan 螺絲起子起子螺絲刀
Harbin 螺絲刀子
Jinan 螺絲刀
Jiedian 起子
Xi'an 起子
Xuzhou 螺絲刀起子
Yinchuan 螺絲刀改錐
Ürümqi 起子
Wuhan 起子
Chengdu 起子螺絲刀
Guiyang 起子
Liuzhou 螺絲批起子
Yangzhou 起子
Cantonese Guangzhou 螺絲批
Hong Kong 螺絲批
Taishan 螺絲批
Gan Nanchang 螺絲刀
Lichuan 起子
Pingxiang 起子
Hakka Meixian 螺絲批
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 多拉把
Liudui (S. Sixian) 多拉把
Hsinchu (Hailu) 多拉把
Dongshi (Dabu) 多拉把
Zhuolan (Raoping) 多拉把
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 多拉把
Huizhou Jixi 螺絲刀螺絲起
Jin Taiyuan 改錐
Min Dong Fuzhou 螺絲絞
Min Nan Xiamen 螺絲絞
Quanzhou 螺絲絞
Zhangzhou 螺絲絞
Taipei 螺絲絞lo͘-lài-bà
Haikou 螺絲解
Pinghua Nanning 螺絲批
Wu Shanghai 捻鑿
Hangzhou 起子螺絲刀
Wenzhou 螺絲刀
Xiang Changsha 起子
Derived terms[edit]

Classifier[edit]

起子

  1. Classifier for people: group; crowd

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Verb[edit]

起子

  1. (literary) to nurture one's child
  2. (chess, etc.) to make the first move