颱風

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See also: 台風 and 台风

Chinese[edit]

typhoon
 
wind; news; style; custom; manner
trad. (颱風/台風) /
simp. (台风)
anagram 風颱风台
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颱風

Etymology[edit]

Debated. Various theories include:

  • Compound of (“violent wind”) and (“wind”). The former is a word attested from the eighteenth century.
  • Compound of (“Taiwan”) and (“wind”), as most typhoons affecting the southeastern coast of China appear to have originated from the direction of Taiwan.
  • Phono-semantic matching of English typhoon, in turn from southern Chinese (Cantonese or Hakka) 大風 (“windstorm”).

For more on the historical records of typhoons in China, see Louie and Liu (2003).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

颱風

  1. typhoon

Usage notes[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 颱風 (“typhoon”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 颶風
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 颱風
Mandarin Beijing 颱風
Taiwan 颱風
Tianjin 颱風
Harbin 颱風
Jinan 颱風
Muping 颱風
Xuzhou 颱風
Lanzhou 颱風
Ürümqi 颱風
Wuhan 颱風
Chengdu 颱風
Liuzhou 颱風
Yangzhou 颱風
Nanjing 颱風
Cantonese Guangzhou 颱風風舊 dated
Hong Kong 颱風
Shunde 颱風
Foshan 颱風
Zhongshan 風颱
Dongguan 颱風
Hong Kong (Weitou) 大風
Taishan 颱風
Doumen 颱風
Kaiping 颱風
Nanning 颱風
Gan Nanchang 颱風颶風 dated
Lichuan 颱風
Pingxiang 颱風
Hakka Meixian 打風搓
Xingning 颱風
Yudu 㾭螺風
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 風搓
Liudui (S. Sixian) 風搓
Hsinchu (Hailu) 風搓
Dongshi (Dabu) 風搓
Zhuolan (Raoping) 風搓颱風
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 颱風大風
Hong Kong 風搓
Sabah 暴風
Huizhou Jixi 颱風
Jin Taiyuan 颱風
Xinzhou 颱風
Min Bei Jian'ou 風颱
Min Dong Fuzhou 風颱
Fuqing 風颱風災
Matsu 風颱
Min Nan Xiamen 風颱
Quanzhou 風颱
Zhangzhou 風颱
Taipei 風颱
Kaohsiung 風颱
Tainan 風颱
Taichung 風颱
Wuqi 風颱
Hsinchu 風颱
Taitung 風颱
Lukang 風颱
Yilan 風颱
Magong 風颱
Penang 風颱
Philippines (Manila) 風颱
Pingnan 颱風
Chaozhou 風颱
Shantou 風颱
Haifeng 風颱
Haikou 風颱
Leizhou 風颱
Puxian Min Putian 風颱
Xianyou 大風
Pinghua Nanning 颱風
Wu Shanghai 颱風
Suzhou 颱風
Hangzhou 颱風
Wenzhou 風颸風水
Chongming 颱風
Danyang 颱風悶子風
Jinhua 颱風
Ningbo 風水
Xiang Changsha 颱風
Quanzhou 颱風

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Hyōgaiji
ふう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

颱風 (hiragana たいふう, rōmaji taifū)

  1. Rare form of 台風.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

颱風 (taepung) (hangeul 태풍)

  1. Hanja form? of 태풍, “typhoon”.