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




  1. (dialectal Mandarin) mouse; rat


Dialectal synonyms of 老鼠 (“mouse; rat”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 老鼠
Taxonomic name
Mandarin Beijing 耗子
Taiwan 老鼠
Tianjin 耗子
Harbin 老鼠, 耗子
Shenyang 耗子
Hailar 耗子
Ulanhot 耗子
Tongliao 耗子
Chifeng 老鼠, 耗子
Bayanhot 老鼠
Jinan 老鼠, 耗子
Muping 老鼠, 耗子
Luoyang 老鼠, 耗子
Wanrong 老鼠
Xi'an 老鼠
Zhengzhou 老鼠
Xining 老鼠
Xuzhou 老鼠
Yinchuan 老鼠
Lanzhou 老鼠子
Ürümqi 老鼠
Wuhan 老鼠, 高大爹 dated, euphemistic, 客人 dated, euphemistic
Chengdu 耗子
Guiyang 耗子
Guilin 老鼠
Liuzhou 老鼠, 耗子
Kunming 老鼠
Yangzhou 老鼠
Nanjing 老鼠, 小耳朵
Hefei 老鼠, 老鼠子
Nantong 老鼠
Malaysia 老鼠
Singapore 老鼠
Sokuluk (Gansu Dungan) 老鼠
Masanchin (Shaanxi Dungan) 老鼠
Cantonese Guangzhou 老鼠
Hong Kong 老鼠
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 老鼠
Hong Kong (Kam Tin Weitou) 老鼠
Hong Kong (Ting Kok) 老鼠
Hong Kong (Tung Ping Chau) 老鼠
Macau 老鼠
Panyu 老鼠
Huadu (Huashan) 老鼠
Conghua 老鼠
Zengcheng 老鼠
Foshan 老鼠
Nanhai (Shatou) 老鼠
Shunde 老鼠
Sanshui 老鼠
Gaoming (Mingcheng) 老鼠
Zhongshan (Shiqi) 老鼠
Zhuhai (Qianshan) 老鼠
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 老鼠
Doumen 老鼠
Jiangmen (Baisha) 老鼠
Xinhui 老鼠
Taishan 老鼠
Kaiping (Chikan) 老鼠
Enping (Niujiang) 老鼠
Heshan (Yayao) 老鼠
Dongguan 老鼠
Bao'an (Shajing) 老鼠
Dapeng 老鼠
Shaoguan 老鼠
Yunfu 老鼠
Yangjiang 老鼠
Xinyi 老鼠
Lianjiang 老鼠
Nanning 老鼠
Wuzhou 老鼠
Yulin 老鼠
Hepu 老鼠
Danzhou 老鼠
Kuala Lumpur 老鼠
Ho Chi Minh City 老鼠
Gan Nanchang 老鼠, 財神 euphemistic
Lichuan 老鼠
Pingxiang 老鼠子, 老鼠
Hakka Meixian 老鼠
Huizhou (Huicheng Bendihua) 老鼠
Huizhou (Shuikou Bendihua) 老鼠
Huizhou (Hengli Bendihua) 老鼠
Huidong (Pingshan Bendihua) 老鼠, 老鼠仔
Dongguan (Qingxi) 老鼠
Longmen (Pingling Bendihua) 老鼠
Longmen (Luxi Bendihua) 老鼠
Boluo (Bendihua) 老鼠
Shenzhen (Shatoujiao) 老鼠
Zengcheng (Zhengguo) 老鼠
Zhongshan (Nanlang Heshui) 老鼠
Wuhua (Huacheng) 老鼠
Heyuan (Bendihua) 老鼠
Zijin (Guzhu Bendihua) 老鼠
Longchuan (Tuocheng Bendihua) 老鼠
Longchuan (Sidu Bendihua) 老鼠
Heping (Linzhai Bendihua) 老鼠
Lianping (Zhongxin Bendihua) 老鼠
Lianping (Longjie Bendihua) 老鼠
Xinfeng (Matou Bendihua) 老鼠
Xinfeng (Daxi Bendihua) 老鼠
Conghua (Lütian) 老鼠
Luchuan (Daqiao) 老鼠
Wuping 了猬
Yudu 老鼠
Shicheng 老鼠
Shangyou 老鼠
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 老鼠
Liudui (S. Sixian) 老鼠
Hsinchu (Hailu) 老鼠
Dongshi (Dabu) 老鼠
Hsinchu (Raoping) 老鼠
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 老鼠
Hong Kong 老鼠
Sabah (Longchuan) 老鼠
Senai 老鼠
Singkawang 老鼠
Huizhou Jixi 老鼠
Shexian 老鼠
Tunxi 老鼠
Xiuning 老伯
Yixian 老鼠
Qimen 老鼠
Wuyuan 老鼠
Fuliang 老鼠
Dexing 老鼠
Jin Taiyuan 老鼠, 𪕸兒, 耗子
Pingyao 𪕸兒
Xinzhou 𪕸兒, 耗子
Baochang 耗子
Jining 老鼠
Hohhot 耗子
Baotou 老鼠
Dongsheng 老鼠
Linhe 老鼠
Haibowan 老鼠
Min Bei Jian'ou 老鼠
Dikou 老鼠
Zhenqian 老鼠
Shibei 老鼠
Min Dong Fuzhou 老鼠, 尖尖喙 euphemistic
Changle 老鼠
Fuqing 老鼠
Ningde 老鼠
Matsu 老鼠
Min Nan Xiamen 鳥鼠,
Tong'an 鳥鼠
Quanzhou 老鼠,
Jinjiang 老鼠
Shishi 老鼠
Zhangzhou 鳥鼠,
Changtai 鳥鼠
Pinghe 鳥鼠
Yunxiao 鳥鼠
Dongshan 鳥鼠
Taipei 鳥鼠
Kaohsiung 鳥鼠
Tainan 鳥鼠仔, 鳥鼠
Taichung 鳥鼠
Wuqi 鳥鼠
Hsinchu 鳥鼠
Taitung 鳥鼠
Lukang 鳥鼠
Sanxia 鳥鼠
Yilan 鳥鼠, 鳥鼠仔
Kinmen 鳥鼠
Magong 鳥鼠
Penang 鳥鼠
Singapore 鳥鼠
Philippines (Manila) 老鼠
Zhangping 老鼠
Zhangping (Yongfu) 老鼠
Datian 鼠母
Pingnan 老鼠
Chaozhou 貓鼠
Shantou 貓鼠
Haifeng 貓鼠
Johor Bahru 貓鼠
Wenchang 貓鼠, 老鼠
Haikou 貓鼠
Puxian Min Putian 老鼠
Pinghua Nanning 老鼠
Guilin 老鼠子
Shehua Fu'an 老鼠
Fuding 老鼠
Luoyuan 老鼠
Sanming 老鼠
Shunchang 老鼠
Hua'an 老鼠
Guixi 老鼠
Cangnan 老鼠
Jingning 老鼠
Lishui 老鼠
Longyou 老鼠
Chaozhou 老鼠
Fengshun 老鼠
Wu Shanghai 老蟲, 老鼠
Suzhou 老蟲, 老鼠, 夜裡大人 humorous
Wuxi 老蟲
Hangzhou 老鼠
Wenzhou 老鼠
Chongming 老鼠, 老蟲
Danyang 老鼠
Jinhua 老鼠
Ningbo 老鼠
Xiang Changsha 老鼠子, 高客 dated, euphemistic, 高客子 dated, euphemistic
Shuangfeng 老鼠子, 高客 euphemistic
Loudi 老鼠子
Quanzhou 老鼠

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