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eye tears
trad. (眼淚)
simp. (眼泪)
anagram 淚眼泪眼
 
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NounEdit

眼淚

  1. tear; teardrop
    眼淚 / 眼泪  ―  diào yǎnlèi  ―  to cry
    眼淚 / 眼泪  ―  liú yǎnlèi  ―  to tear up
    擦乾眼淚 / 擦干眼泪  ―  cāgān yǎnlèi  ―  to wipe away tears
    忍住眼淚 / 忍住眼泪  ―  rěnzhù yǎnlèi  ―  to choke back tears
    鱷魚眼淚 / 鳄鱼眼泪  ―  liú chū èyú de yǎnlèi  ―  to cry crocodile tears

Usage notesEdit

  • In some lects, including Cantonese and Nanjing Mandarin, 眼淚眼泪 (yǎnlèi) is reserved for tears from crying. 眼水 (yǎnshuǐ) is used instead for tears from irritation, laughing, etc.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 眼淚 (“tears”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 眼淚, 淚水, 淚液
Mandarin Beijing 眼淚兒
Taiwan 眼淚
Tianjin 眼淚兒
Harbin 眼淚
Hailar 眼淚
Ulanhot 眼淚
Tongliao 眼淚
Chifeng 眼淚
Bayanhot 眼淚
Jinan 眼淚,
Muping , 眼淚
Luoyang 眼淚
Wanrong 淚顆
Xi'an 眼淚
Xining 眼淚
Xuzhou 眼淚
Yinchuan 眼淚
Lanzhou 眼淚
Ürümqi 眼淚
Wuhan 眼淚
Chengdu 眼淚, 眼淚花兒, 眼淚水, 眼流水, 眼睛水兒, 眼睛水
Guiyang 眼淚水, 眼淚
Guilin 眼淚
Liuzhou 眼淚
Yangzhou 眼力水, 眼淚
Nanjing 眼淚 , 眼水
Hefei 眼水
Cantonese Guangzhou 眼淚 , 眼水
Hong Kong 眼淚 , 眼水
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 眼淚
Foshan 眼淚
Shunde 眼淚
Zhongshan (Shiqi) 眼淚
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 眼淚
Taishan 眼淚 , 眼水
Kaiping (Chikan) 眼淚
Dongguan 眼淚
Shaoguan 眼淚
Yunfu 眼淚
Yangjiang 眼淚
Xinyi 眼淚
Lianjiang 眼淚, 眼汁
Nanning 眼淚
Wuzhou 眼淚
Yulin 眼淚
Hepu 眼淚
Kuala Lumpur 眼淚
Gan Nanchang 眼淚
Lichuan 眼淚
Pingxiang 眼淚
Hakka Meixian 目汁
Xingning 目汁, 眼水
Huidong (Daling) 目汁
Qujiang 眼汁
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 眼水
Luchuan 眼水
Changting 目汁
Pingyu 目汁
Wuping 目汁
Liancheng 目汁
Ninghua 眼汁
Yudu 眼淚
Ruijin 眼泣水
Shicheng 眼鼻水
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 目汁
Liudui (S. Sixian) 目汁
Hsinchu (Hailu) 目汁
Dongshi (Dabu) 目汁
Hsinchu (Raoping) 目汁
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 目汁
Hong Kong 眼汁
Sabah 眼汁
Senai 眼汁
Singkawang 目汁
Huizhou Jixi 眼淚, 眼淚水
Jin Taiyuan 眼淚,
Xinzhou 眼淚
Baochang
Jining
Hohhot 淚蛋蛋
Baotou
Dongsheng 眼淚
Linhe 眼淚
Haibowan
Min Bei Jian'ou 目澤, 目澤水
Min Dong Fuzhou 目滓
Fuqing 目滓
Matsu 目滓
Min Nan Xiamen 目屎
Quanzhou 目屎, 目滓
Zhangzhou 目屎, 目滓
Taipei 目屎
Kaohsiung 目屎
Tainan 目屎
Taichung 目屎
Wuqi 目屎
Hsinchu 目屎
Taitung 目屎
Lukang 目屎
Yilan 目屎
Magong 目屎
Penang 目油
Singapore 目屎
Philippines (Manila) 目屎
Pingnan 眼淚
Chaozhou 目汁
Shantou 目汁
Haifeng 目汁
Johor Bahru 目汁
Haikou 目汁
Leizhou 目汁
Puxian Min Putian 目滓
Xianyou 目滓
Pinghua Nanning 眼淚, 眼淚水
Guilin 眼淚
Wu Shanghai 眼淚水, 眼淚
Suzhou 眼淚, 眼淚水
Hangzhou 眼淚水兒
Wenzhou 眼淚, 眼淚水
Chongming 眼淚水, 眼淚
Danyang 眼月
Jinhua 眼淚
Tangxi 眼漏
Ningbo 眼淚水, 眼淚
Xiang Changsha 眼淚水, 眼淚
Shuangfeng 眼淚
Loudi 眼淚
Quanzhou 眼淚
Note † - from crying; ‡ - from irritation

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