See also: 面包



flour; noodles
to cover; to wrap; to hold; to include; to take charge of; package; wrapper; container; bag; to hold or embrace; bundle; packet; to contract (to or for)
trad. (麵包/麪包) /
simp. (面包)




  1. bread (Classifier: m c; m; c)
  2. (Penghu Min Nan) mantou

Usage notesEdit

The concept of “bread” in Chinese may include that which is typically considered pastries or small cakes in European cultures.


Dialectal synonyms of 麵包 (“bread”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 麵包
Mandarin Beijing 麵包
Taiwan 麵包
Cantonese Guangzhou 麵包
Hong Kong 麵包
Taishan 麵包
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 麵包
Liudui (S. Sixian) 麵包
Hsinchu (Hailu) 麵包
Dongshi (Dabu) 麵包
Zhuolan (Raoping) 麵包
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 麵包
Min Dong Fuzhou 麵包
Matsu 麵包
Min Nan Xiamen 麵包
Quanzhou 麵包
Zhangzhou 麵包
Kaohsiung 麵包
Taichung 麵包
Sanxia 麵包
Yilan 麵包
Kinmen 麵包
Penang roti
Singapore roti
Wu Shanghai 麵包
Dialectal synonyms of 饅頭 (“steamed bun (without filling)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 饅頭
Mandarin Beijing 饅頭
Taiwan 饅頭
Jinan 饃饃捲子
Xi'an 蒸饃
Wuhan 饃饃饅頭
Chengdu 饅頭
Yangzhou 饅頭
Hefei 大饃
Cantonese Guangzhou 饅頭
Hong Kong 饅頭
Yangjiang 饅頭
Gan Nanchang 饃饃饅頭
Hakka Meixian 饅頭
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 饅頭
Liudui (S. Sixian) 饅頭
Hsinchu (Hailu) 饅頭
Dongshi (Dabu) 饅頭
Zhuolan (Raoping) 饅頭
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 饅頭
Jin Taiyuan 饃饃蒸饃
Min Bei Jian'ou 饃饃
Min Dong Fuzhou 饃饃
Min Nan Xiamen 麵頭饅頭
Quanzhou 麵頭饅頭
Zhangzhou 饅頭
Taipei 饅頭
Kaohsiung 饅頭
Tainan 饅頭
Taichung 饅頭
Hsinchu 饅頭
Lukang 饅頭
Sanxia 饅頭
Yilan 饅頭
Kinmen 麵頭
Magong 麵包
Penang 饅頭
Chaozhou 饅頭
Wu Shanghai 饅頭淡饅頭
Suzhou 大包子饅頭實心饅頭
Wenzhou 實心包
Xiang Changsha 饅頭
Shuangfeng 饃饃饅頭

Derived termsEdit


Sino-Xenic (麵包):