ChineseEdit

taste
 
energy; perfect; excellent; refined; very; proficient
simp. and trad.
(味精)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 味精(みせい) (misei), coined by Kikunae Ikeda circa 1908. In Japan, it was renamed to (あじ)(もと) (ajinomoto) for commercial reasons.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

味精

  1. monosodium glutamate; MSG

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Cebuano: bitsin, vetsin
  • Tagalog: betsin, bitsin
  • Indonesian: vetsin, micin
  • Vietnamese: mì chính