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child
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(孩子)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

孩子

  1. child (person who has not yet reached adulthood); children; kid (Classifier: )
    可憐孩子 / 可怜孩子  ―  kělián de háizi  ―  poor kid
    孩子一個美好童年 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子一个美好童年 [MSC, simp.]
    gěi háizi yīge měihǎo de tóngnián [Pinyin]
    to give children a happy childhood
    孩子海灘沙子堆砌城堡 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子海滩沙子堆砌城堡 [MSC, simp.]
    Háizimen zài hǎitān biān yòng shāzi duīqì chéngbǎo. [Pinyin]
    The children are building sandcastles on the beach.
    孩子似的 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子似的 [MSC, simp.]
    Bù yào kū dé xiàng ge háizi shìde. [Pinyin]
    Don't cry like a child!
    孩子無所事事只是街頭閒盪 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子无所事事只是街头闲荡 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè háizi wúsuǒshìshì, zhǐshì zài jiētóu xiándàng. [Pinyin]
    The kid has nothing to do but hang around the street corners.
  2. child (someone's son or daughter, regardless of age); children; kid (Classifier: )
    孩子  ―  shēng háizi  ―  to give birth
    孩子 / 孩子  ―  Nǐ yǒu háizi ma?  ―  Do you have children?
    妻子孩子養活 [MSC, trad.]
    妻子孩子养活 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā yǒu yī ge qīzi hé liǎng ge háizi yào yǎnghuó. [Pinyin]
    He has a wife and two young children to provide for.

SynonymsEdit

  • (child; person who has not yet reached adulthood):
Dialectal synonyms of 小孩 (“child; kid”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 兒童, 小孩, 孩子, 小孩子, 小朋友, 小童, 孩童
Mandarin Beijing 小孩兒
Taiwan 小孩, 小孩子
Tianjin 小孩兒
Jinan 小孩兒, 孩子
Xi'an , 碎娃
Wuhan , 小伢
Chengdu 娃兒, 小娃兒, 娃娃, 小娃娃, 小人
Yangzhou 霞子, 小霞子
Hefei 小霞子, 伢子, 小伢子
Cantonese Guangzhou 細路, 細路仔, 細路哥, 細蚊仔
Hong Kong 細路, 細路仔, 細路哥, 細蚊仔
Foshan 細蚊仔, 細路仔
Shunde 細佬哥
Zhongshan (Shiqi) 細蚊仔
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 細路仔
Doumen 細佬哥
Taishan 細民仔, 細佬哥
Kaiping (Chikan) 細民仔
Dongguan 細蚊仔
Shaoguan 細路哥, 細紋仔
Yunfu 細佬哥
Yangjiang 細文仔, 細仔
Xinyi , 細儂
Lianjiang 細紋仔, 細路仔
Nanning 細鬼, 細蚊仔, 細路哥
Wuzhou 細路仔, 細路哥, 蘇蝦仔
Yulin 儂兒
Danzhou 細儂
Gan Nanchang 細人子, 細伢子
Hakka Meixian 細人仔, 細拐仔
Xingning 細仔子
Huidong (Daling) 阿焦仔
Qujiang 細人子
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 細佬仔
Changting 細人哩
Pingyu 細人子
Wuping 細人子
Liancheng 細人子
Ninghua 大細子
Yudu 細人子
Ruijin 細人子
Shicheng 大細子
Shangyou 細伢子
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 細人仔, 細孲仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 細人仔, 細孲仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 細人仔, 細孲仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 細人, 細孲
Hsinchu (Raoping) 細人仔, 細子人, 細孲仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 細子, 細子人
Jin Taiyuan 娃娃, 小娃娃
Min Bei Jian'ou 囝仔人
Min Dong Fuzhou 伲囝, 伲囝哥
Min Nan Xiamen 囡仔, 囡仔人, 細漢囝, 細漢囡仔
Quanzhou 囡仔, 囡仔人, 細漢囝, 細漢囡仔
Zhangzhou 囡仔, 囡仔人, 細漢囝, 細漢囡仔
Taipei 囡仔
Kaohsiung 囡仔, 囡仔人, 囡仔囝
Tainan 囡仔, 囡仔人, 囡仔囝
Taichung 囡仔
Hsinchu 囡仔
Lukang 囡仔
Sanxia 囡仔
Yilan 囡仔
Kinmen 囡仔
Magong 囡仔
Penang 囡仔, 囡仔人, 囡仔囝,
Philippines (Manila) 囡仔
Chaozhou 孥囝
Shantou 孥囝
Haikou 細囝, 孧囝
Leizhou 儂囝
Wu Shanghai 小囡, 小人,
Suzhou 小幹, 小人
Wenzhou 細兒, 小細兒, , 娒娒
Xiang Changsha 細伢子, 細人子, 伢妹子
Shuangfeng 細人基
  • (child; someone's son or daughter):
Dialectal synonyms of 兒女 (“sons and daughters; children”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 兒女, 子女
Mandarin Beijing 兒女, 孩子
Taiwan 兒女, 孩子
Jinan 兒女, 孩子
Xi'an 兒女,
Wuhan 兒女, 兒子姑娘, , 伢們
Chengdu 兒女, 娃娃些
Yangzhou 兒女, 霞子
Hefei 兒女
Cantonese Guangzhou 仔女
Hong Kong 仔女
Dongguan 仔女
Yangjiang 仔女, 仔妹
Gan Nanchang 崽女
Hakka Meixian 子女
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 子女, 子兒
Liudui (S. Sixian) 子女
Hsinchu (Hailu) 子女, 子兒
Dongshi (Dabu) 子女, 子兒
Hsinchu (Raoping) 子女, 子兒
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 子兒, 子女
Jin Taiyuan 兒女, 娃娃
Min Bei Jian'ou 囝仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 囝兒,
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Min Nan Xiamen 囝兒
Quanzhou 囝兒
Zhangzhou 囝兒
Taipei 囝兒
Kaohsiung 囝兒
Chaozhou 囝兒
Wu Shanghai 大細, 子女, 囡大細 dated
Suzhou 兒子囡兒, 小人, 大細
Wenzhou 男女, 男兒女兒, 細兒
Xiang Changsha 崽女
Shuangfeng 崽女,

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