手杖

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shǒuzhàng
Zhuyin ㄕㄡˇ ㄓㄤˋ
IPA (key) /ʂoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʈ͡ʂɑŋ⁵¹/

NounEdit

手杖 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shǒuzhàng, measure word /, or )

  1. (literally) any kind of long or short rod with a handle; a cane
  2. (by extension) walking stick

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • In Mandarin, 拐杖 guǎizhàng is the most commonly used term for walking stick. By contrast, 手杖 shǒuzhàng can be used to describe a cane that has other uses, such as hiking or scaring away wild snakes.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 16:28