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See also: 寫眞 and 写真

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ChineseEdit

to write real; true; genuine
trad. (寫真)
simp. (写真)

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

寫真

  1. portrait

VerbEdit

寫真

  1. to portray something accurately

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (寫真):

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Japanese 寫眞 (しゃしん) (shashin).

PronunciationEdit


Note: from Japanese pronunciation.
Note: sia-sín - from Japanese pronunciation.

NounEdit

寫真

  1. photograph
  2. photography
SynonymsEdit
Dialectal synonyms of 照片 (“photograph”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 照片
Mandarin Beijing 相片兒
Taiwan 相片
Jinan 相片兒照片兒
Xi'an 相片兒
Wuhan 相片子相片
Chengdu 相片
Yangzhou 照片小照
Hefei 相片
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Hong Kong (Weitou)
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang 相片子
Hakka Meixian 相片
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 相片寫真
Liudui (S. Sixian) 相片寫真
Hsinchu (Hailu) 相片寫真
Dongshi (Dabu) 相片寫真
Zhuolan (Raoping) 相片寫真
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 相片寫真寫真相
Hong Kong 相片
Jin Taiyuan 相片子照相片
Min Bei Jian'ou 相片
Min Dong Fuzhou 相片
Matsu 相片
Min Nan Xiamen 像片
Quanzhou 像片
Zhangzhou
Taipei 相片寫真
Penang 相影
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 照相照片寫真
Suzhou 照片
Wenzhou 照相
Xiang Changsha 相片子相片
Shuangfeng 相片子相片
Usage notesEdit

This term often has sexual connotations.

Derived termsEdit

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