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Doreen Qiu
which word can describe the pillow you hug not the one on the bed ?

抱枕啊???

Jan 28, 2015 3:34 AM
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Girlfriend.

January 28, 2015

yup, 'cushion'

 

use synonyms - search for 'pillow synonym' - when looking for alternative words.

 

Thesaurus.com is great!  Surely there is a Chinese equivalent? 

synonym = 同义词? thesaurus = 词库?

 

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/pillow

January 28, 2015

very nice, aegis

 

*clap* *clap*

January 28, 2015

Doreen Qiu, do you mean a pillow, designed specifically for hugging?
If so...

I'm not sure about English-speaking world, but in Russia I heard about it only in the context of: 1) specifically Japanese concept (dakimakura) 2) east asian / south-east asian 'bamboo wives' .

Laogui32, walter_melon, jsut see google images for this: 抱枕啊!

there 'hug pillow' and 'body pillow' vaiants around.
'hug pillow' is basicaly a functional description.

Googling 'body pillow' brings mostly results from online bedding shops, and mostly without toy-like appearance, pornograpic imagery, or sophisticated shape to fit human anatomy, all of which are present for 抱枕啊. So i don't like it.

January 28, 2015

I have read about Indonesians using something called a "hugging pillow", or bantal guling. I think the closest English word is actually "bolster".

January 28, 2015
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Doreen Qiu
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
Learning Language
English, Japanese