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yuechu

Senior Member
Canada, English
大家好!

I recently learnt the word 一筐 in Chinese (a basket). I already know the word 篮子 (which also means basket). Is there any difference(s) between these two words?
Thanks! :)
 
  • Skatinginbc

    Senior Member
    Mandarin 國語
    籃 (usually referring to a handbasket that you can 提)
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    筐 (usually referring to a storage or transport basket/crate, typically rectangular; 筐,方也, 方曰筐,圓曰筥):
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    Skatinginbc

    Senior Member
    Mandarin 國語
    Are these the names of different types of 筐?
    They were quoted from ancient texts regarding the definitions of 筐 to back up my claim that 筐 is "typically" or stereotypically rectangular.

    BTW: Those that are rectangular at the bottom and round at the top are called 籮 or 籮筐 (not "筐"), like 鯨 or 鯨魚 (not "魚"). 鯨魚非魚, 籮筐非筐.
     
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