鞭炮

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Chinese[edit]

a whip or lash; to flog; slash or whip cannon; gun; firecracker
simp. and trad.
(鞭炮)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

鞭炮

  1. a collective term for all firecrackers (Classifier: m)
  2. refers specifically to (red) firecrackers connected in strings, also called 掛炮挂炮 (guàpào) (Classifier: m)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 鞭炮 (“firecrackers”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 鞭炮
Mandarin Beijing 鞭炮爆竹
Taiwan 鞭炮爆竹
Chengdu 火炮兒爆竹鞭炮
Cantonese Guangzhou 炮仗
Hong Kong 炮仗
Taishan 炮仗
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 爆竹紙炮紙炮仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 爆竹紙炮
Hsinchu (Hailu) 爆竹紙炮
Dongshi (Dabu) 爆竹紙炮
Zhuolan (Raoping) 爆竹紙炮
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 爆竹
Min Nan Xiamen 炮仔
Quanzhou 炮仔
Zhangzhou 炮仔
Taipei 炮仔
Kaohsiung 炮仔
Penang
Wu Wenzhou 炮仗