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？
very nice, aegis
Doreen Qiu, do you mean a pillow, designed specifically for hugging?
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.
I have read about Indonesians using something called a "hugging pillow", or bantal guling. I think the closest English word is actually "bolster".