ChineseEdit

straw berry
trad. (草莓)
simp. #(草莓)
 
草莓/草莓

EtymologyEdit

Appears in early 20th century. Probably a calque of English strawberry.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

草莓

  1. strawberry (fruit, or plant) (Classifier: m)
    草莓開花結果 [MSC, trad.]
    草莓开花结果 [MSC, simp.]
    Cǎoméi bù kāihuā, yě bù jiēguǒ. [Pinyin]
    The strawberry tree won't bloom or bear fruit.
  2. (slang) hickey
    脖子草莓 [MSC, trad.]
    脖子草莓 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā zài wǒ bózi shàng zhòng cǎoméi. [Pinyin]
    He gave me a hickey on my neck. (lit. He planted a strawberry on my neck.)

SynonymsEdit

  • (strawberry):

Derived termsEdit