饅頭

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Chinese[edit]

饅頭
steamed bread suff. for nouns; head
trad. (饅頭)
simp. (馒头)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

The Nanxiang Mantou Restaurant in Shanghai, actually selling filled bun.

饅頭
Steamed bun in China was called mantou in ancient times regardless of having filling or not. In Modern Chinese, it has two meanings:

  1. a Chinese plain steamed bun (without any filling)
  2. Filled steamed buns in Wu Chinese is still called mantou.

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 包子 (bāozi, “filled steamed bun”)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2
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Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 饅頭.

Note that in modern Chinese, 饅頭 means an unfilled bun; 包子 (bāozi) is the term for a filled bun.

Noun[edit]

Age manju at Takemura, Kanda, Tokyo.jpg

饅頭 (hiragana まんじゅう, romaji manjū)

  1. Manjū, a type of bun typically with bean paste filling

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

饅頭 (mandu) (hangeul 만두)

  1. Hanja form? of 만두, “mandu; Korean dumpling”.