Last modified on 22 December 2014, at 01:24

茄子

ChineseEdit

A purple eggplant which has been sliced in half, showing the inside. The flesh surrounding the seeds is already beginning to oxidize and turn brown just minutes after slicing.
eggplant
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(茄子)

EtymologyEdit

From ("eggplant," "aubergine") + (a suffix).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

茄子

  1. eggplant; aubergine

InterjectionEdit

茄子

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) (when taking a photograph) cheese!

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

なすび from なつ(の)み "summer fruit"

NounEdit

茄子 (hiragana なす, romaji nasu)
茄子 (hiragana なすび, romaji nasubi)

  1. eggplant