仙人掌

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese sabão (soap) + (te, hand).

NounEdit

仙人掌 (hiragana さぼてん, romaji saboten)

  1. cactus

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.
仙人

EtymologyEdit

  • 仙人 ("immortal" since cacti are resistant to harsh weather and live a long time) + ("palm", since some cacti resemble hands)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiānrénzhǎng
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄢ ㄖㄣˊ ㄓㄤˇ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɛn⁵⁵ ʐən³⁵ ʈ͡ʂɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

仙人掌 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiānrénzhǎng)

  1. cactus
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