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Durian Terms in Penang Hokkien

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Durian TermsDurian Terms (16 June, 2006)

List of words related to the durian in Penang Hokkien. For information on various types of durians, go to Penang Durian.

  1. ang3bak3 [aŋ-baʔ] : orange-colored durian flesh, literally, red-flesh

  2. bang3liau2 [baŋ-liau] : durian shed

  3. chiu1chee4 [tshiu-tsi] : small seed

  4. ciap1ki1 [tsiap-ki] : grafting

  5. cit3 bor2 [tsit-bɔ] : a heap (of durian)

  6. cnia1ceng4 [tsiã-tseŋ] : pedigree

  7. du3rian2 [du-liɛn] , [liu-liɛn] : durian

  8. du3rian3 hnui2 [du-liɛn-huĩ] , [liu-liɛn-huĩ] : durian plantation, durian estate, durian orchard

  9. du3rian3 tang1 [du-liɛn-taŋ] , [liu-liɛn-taŋ] : durian season

  10. khor1liam4 [khɔ-liam] : bitterish durian flesh

  11. liam3chooi3 [liam-tshui] : sticky durian flesh

  12. pang3sa1 [paŋ-sa] : segments of the durian

  13. pnua1chnae3seik1 [puã-tshɛ̃-sek] : half ripe

  14. ta3li3 [ta-li] : dryish durian flesh

  15. teng33thau3nua33 [teŋ-thau-nua] : durian flesh that is semi-ripe

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