鯉魚

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See also: 鲤鱼

Chinese[edit]

carp fish
trad. (鯉魚)
simp. (鲤鱼)

Etymology[edit]

See the entry 雙鯉魚 for the figurative senses.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • li2 he2 - Chaozhou, Shantou;
  • li2 hu2 - Chaoyang, Puning, Huilai.
  • Wu
  • Xiang
  • Noun[edit]

    鯉魚

    1. carp, especially the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) (Classifier: m c;  m mn)
    2. (figuratively) messenger
    3. (figuratively) letter; correspondence

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    Descendants[edit]

    • Thai: หลีฮื้อ (via Min Nan)

    References[edit]

    • Duffus, William (1883), “carp”, in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, Swatow: English Presbyterian Mission Press, page 36