Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

牛奶 niúnǎi

  1. niúnǎi noun cow's milk
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食 , Concept: Dairy Product 乳制品
    Notes: 牛奶 is an example of a compound word where the left side 牛 'cow' shows the kind of the right 奶 'milk' (Sun 2006, loc. 646).
  2. yángnǎi noun sheep's milk
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食 , Concept: Dairy Product 乳制品
    Notes: 牛奶 is an example of a compound word where the left side 牛 'sheep' shows the kind of the right 奶 'milk' (Sun 2006, loc. 646).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十三回 Chapter 23 10
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十四回 Chapter 24 10
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 1

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
牛奶奶 牛奶奶 你帶回去送與牛相公的夫人牛奶奶 The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十三回 Chapter 23 20