Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by MarioAbsgard, Mar 20, 2013.
This time I will like to know the Measure Word for "调羹 (tiào gēng)".
The measure word for it is 只 (zhi1).
By the way, 调羹 is read as "tiao2 geng1", not "tiao4 geng1" .
你好 Xiaolijie, 谢谢你的浜忙。
I know I made a mistake in the accent, and I referrering to Measure Word "只" I can also use "把" right?
Yes, you can use 把. It's often the measure word for things that have a handle.
Ok thank you
One thing that bothers me is: in some Northern provinces (including Beijing), people only say 勺 for "spoon" while 羹/匙 are rarely used. Writing 羹/匙 would be understandable, but still rare. If you say 羹/匙 instead of 勺, people would firstly think 羹 is some jelly soup and mishear 匙 as 池 (pool) or 十 (ten). This would bring a mess on your dining table...
So if you are in those places,
调羹=...汤勺 or 勺子
Agree. 调羹 does sound like a Southern thing especially when saying 一只调羹 instead of 一把调羹.
Hi! This question about 调羹~勺子 has also been discussed in this thread.
SuperXW, even in the South Jiangnan if you say 羹 it will be understand as "jelly soup"... nobody would understand it as "spoon". You have to say 调羹, the word used in Jiangnan.
In fact that's the meaning of 调羹: (the tool used for) taking the soup.
In those regions 调 (tiáo) is also a verb meaning "to take with the spoon".
And 调羹 is any kind of 勺.
As for the measure word, 把 is slightly more common than 只 in those regions.
EDIT: just noticed from the other thread that 羹 is used for spoon in Hokkien/Cantonese.
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