I often come across words like this in a dictionary:

肚皮 <方> 腹部; 肚子 (dù·zi)。

I would like to know if there's a way (a website or a dictionary or whatever other way instead of asking someone) where I can search what 方言 the word came from and what is its relevance to putonghua (if it's used at all and its acceptance, etc).

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    English Wiktionary has your particular query.
    – Michaelyus
    Jun 19, 2019 at 13:08
  • It's really cool that it has a dialectal map showing where each variety is used. How can I know how widely is its usage and acceptance in putonghua, though? Jun 27, 2019 at 0:13

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There ARE dialect dictionaries available in this country, for example:
But it includes 41(!) volumes and may cost you more than $300.

  • Holy sh*! I hope that's RMB. lol Jun 26, 2019 at 23:59

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