How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby pengyou » 08 Apr 2012, 15:25

My dictionary says tun shu, and in the mainland they are called helan zhu but searching on either of these - even when using the traditional Chinese words for them, gets me nowhere.
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 08 Apr 2012, 15:33

I believe it's 天竺鼠 (tian1 zhu2 shu3) :bow:
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby pengyou » 08 Apr 2012, 15:41

That will do it! Is there a market in Xinzhu that sells pets - rodents, tropical fish, etc? I have looked at a couple in Miaoli county but not seen any of my cute little buddies (guinea pigs).
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby piwackit » 08 Apr 2012, 19:27

Yes, it's tien zhu shu. If you are looking to adopt some I have one whose friends have died. Guinea pigs are social animals and are not supposed to live alone but I don't want to keep buying new ones to keep the old ones company. If you want her I know another lady that is relocating and looking for a home for her two, so you could have three, for free and their housing systems as well.
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby Chris » 08 Apr 2012, 23:49

Delicacy in Peru. They're tasty, but don't have very much meat on them.
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby Tempo Gain » 09 Apr 2012, 00:21

Chris wrote:Delicacy in Peru. They're tasty, but don't have very much meat on them.


They were first domesticated round that way as a food source.
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby Rockefeller » 09 Apr 2012, 00:31

Chris wrote:Delicacy in Peru. They're tasty, but don't have very much meat on them.


How could you! You monster. :no-no:
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Re: How do you say guinea pig in Chinese?

Postby ChewDawg » 09 Apr 2012, 00:46

Gere :lol:
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