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egg; oval shaped
 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
simp. and trad.
(蛋白)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蛋白

  1. egg white; albumen
  2. Short for 蛋白質蛋白质 (dànbáizhì, “protein”).

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 蛋白 (“(chicken) egg white”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 蛋白
Mandarin Beijing 蛋清兒
Taiwan 蛋白
Harbin 蛋清兒
Muping 雞蛋清兒
Luoyang 蛋白兒蛋清兒
Jiedian 雞蛋清
Xi'an 雞蛋清兒
Yinchuan 清子
Lanzhou 清子
Ürümqi 雞蛋清兒
Chengdu 白白蛋清清蛋清蛋白白蛋白
Guiyang 蛋清
Yangzhou 蛋白子
Cantonese Guangzhou 蛋白
Hong Kong 蛋白
Gan Nanchang 蛋白
Lichuan 蛋白
Pingxiang 架架白
Hakka Meixian 卵白
Yudu 蛋白
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 卵白
Liudui (S. Sixian) 卵白
Hsinchu (Hailu) 卵白
Dongshi (Dabu) 卵白
Zhuolan (Raoping) 卵白
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 卵白
Huizhou Jixi 雞子清
Jin Xinzhou 雞清清子
Min Bei Jian'ou 卵白
Min Dong Fuzhou 卵清
Min Nan Xiamen 卵清
Quanzhou 卵清
Zhangzhou 卵清
Taipei 卵清
Kaohsiung 卵清
Tainan 卵清
Taichung 卵清
Hsinchu 卵清
Lukang 卵清
Sanxia 卵清
Yilan 卵清
Kinmen 卵清
Magong 卵清
Haikou 白仁
Leizhou 白仁
Pinghua Nanning 蛋白蛋清
Wu Shanghai 蛋白蛋清
Suzhou 蛋白
Hangzhou 蛋清
Wenzhou 卵清 raw卵白 cooked
Chongming 蛋白
Danyang 子白蛋清
Ningbo 蛋白

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
たん
Hyōgaiji
はく > ぱく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 蛋白 (tan? bæk, literally egg + white). The kanʻon reading, so likely a later borrowing.

The protein sense is more recent, and developed out of the egg white sense.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蛋白 (hiragana たんぱく, katakana タンパク, rōmaji tanpaku)

  1. egg white, albumen
  2. Short for 蛋白質 (tanpakushitsu): protein (more common sense in modern Japanese)

Usage notesEdit

SynonymsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

蛋白 (danbaek) (hangeul 단백)

  1. Hanja form? of 단백 (egg white; Abbreviation of 단백질 (danbaekjil).).