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phonetic
simp. and trad.
(窟窿)
窿
variant forms 窟籠窟笼
窟櫳窟栊
窟弄

EtymologyEdit

Disyllabic form of (OC *kʰloːŋʔ, “hole; aperture”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

窟窿

  1. (colloquial) hole; cavity
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) deficit; debt

SynonymsEdit

  • (hole):
Dialectal synonyms of (“hole”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) , , 孔洞, 空洞, 空穴
Mandarin Beijing 窟窿
Jinan 窟窿
Xi'an 窟窿子, 窟窿
Wuhan 窟窿, 窟眼, 洞洞,
Chengdu 窟窿, 洞洞,
Yangzhou
Hefei 窟窿,
Cantonese Guangzhou 窿, 咕窿
Hong Kong 窿, 咕窿
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian 窿仔, 窿空仔
Jin Taiyuan 窟窿, 窟子
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou 空空
Min Nan Xiamen , 空口
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou 空口
Taipei
Philippines (Manila)
Chaozhou
Wu Suzhou
Wenzhou , , 窟窿
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng 眼貢,

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