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ChineseEdit

soup; hot water
 
circle; round; circular; spherical; (of the moon) full; unit of Chinese currency (Yuan); tactful; to justify
trad. (湯圓)
simp. (汤圆)
Literally: “soup balls”.
 
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湯圓 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Tangyuan (food) (English)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

湯圓

  1. tangyuan; Chinese glutinous rice balls

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 湯圓 (“glutinous rice balls”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 湯圓
Mandarin Beijing 湯圓兒元宵
Taiwan 湯圓元宵
Chengdu 湯圓兒
Cantonese Guangzhou 湯圓
Hong Kong 湯圓
Gan Nanchang 湯圓湯圓子元宵
Hakka Meixian 圓粄仔圓仔湯圓
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 雪圓仔惜圓
Liudui (S. Sixian) 圓粄仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 粄圓
Dongshi (Dabu) 惜圓
Zhuolan (Raoping) 惜圓粄圓
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 惜圓
Jin Taiyuan 元宵
Min Nan Xiamen 圓仔
Quanzhou 圓仔
Zhangzhou 圓仔
Taipei 圓仔
Kaohsiung 圓仔
Wu Wenzhou 湯圓圓兒
Xiang Changsha 湯圓湯圓子元宵