Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 02:05

手杖

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

手杖 (classifier 個]/个, 跟 or 把)

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

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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.