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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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

Dialectal synonyms of 味精 (“monosodium glutamate”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 穀氨酸鈉
Mandarin Beijing 味精
Taiwan 味精
Cantonese Guangzhou 味精
Hong Kong 味精
Gan Nanchang 味之素
Jin Taiyuan 味精
Min Dong Fuzhou 味素
Min Nan Xiamen 味素粉
Quanzhou 味素粉
Zhangzhou 味素味素粉
Taipei 味素味素粉
Chaozhou 味精
Wu Shanghai 味之素
Xiang Changsha 味子素

DescendantsEdit