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西红柿
xī hóng shì



西红柿
tomato


Definitions

Chinese > English
西红柿xīhóngshì
     1. n. (chiefly Mainland Mandarin) tomato
English > Chinese
tomato
     1. 名词. 番茄、﹝大陸也稱之為﹞西紅柿
Components
西
     1. west; western
     2. usage. 西 is the 146th radical of the Chinese dictionary. In its few compounds it most often appears at the top in the form 覀 as in 覄. It is important to distinguish it from 襾 and 酉.
hóng
     1. red
           紅色 - red (color)
     2. (colloquial) popular; in vogue
           邁克爾·^傑克遜 沒有 以前 那麼 紅 了。 - Michael Jackson is not as popular as he used to be.
     3. (The red clothes and bunting used on festive occasions.)
           披紅 - to drape in red silk as a sign of honor or for festivity
           紅包 - red envelope / red packet
     4. revolutionary; Communist; Red
           紅軍 - Red army
     5. worldly
     6. women's
     7. bonus; dividend
           分紅 - distribute or draw dividends
     8. (Cantonese) blood tofu
           豬紅 - pig blood tofu
     9. Hong
           女紅gōng - the feminine arts (e.g. needlework, sewing, embroidery)
     10. (Placename in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period in Chinese history, northeast of modern Tai'an, Shandong.)
shì
     1. persimmon
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