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Kanji
See also: Kanji

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Japanese () (kanji, "Chinese characters"), from Middle Chinese ? (MC h?nH, "Han dynasty, China") + Middle Chinese ? (MC d?z?H, "[written] character") (compare Korean (hanja), Mandarin (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán t?). Doublet of hanja.

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Noun

kanji (plural kanji or kanjis)

  1. (uncountable) The system of writing Japanese using Chinese characters.
    Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji and kana.
    These variations cannot be said to be extraordinary in their appearance; Inoue, Sugishima, Ukita, Minagawa, and Kashu (1994) report that variation is common even among high frequency words for which kanji is the typical representation. [1]
    Kana is a syllabic script, and kanji is a logographic or ideographic script. [2]
  2. Any individual Chinese character as used in the Japanese language.
    I know about a thousand kanji.

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French

Pronunciation

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Noun

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Malay kanji, from Tamil (kañci), from Sanskrit ? (k?ñj?ka, "sour gruel, water in boiled rice").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kan.di/
  • Hyphenation: kan?ji

Noun

kanji (first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kan.di/
  • Hyphenation: kan?ji

Adjective

kanji

  1. give up.

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Japanese () (kanji, "Han characters"), from Middle Chinese ? (xàn, "Han dynasty, China") + ? (dzì, "[written] character") (compare Mandarin (hànzì), Min Nan (hàn-j?, hàn-l?), and Cantonese (hon3 zi6)). Doublet of hanja, hanzi, and honji.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kan.di/
  • Hyphenation: kan?ji

Noun

kanji (first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

  1. Kanji, Chinese characters in Japanese language usage.

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Japanese

Romanization

kanji

  1. R?maji transcription of

Malay

Noun

kanji (Jawi spelling ?‎, plural kanji-kanji, informal 1st possessive kanjiku, impolite 2nd possessive kanjimu, 3rd possessive kanjinya)

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Polish

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Etymology

From Japanese , from Middle Chinese ? + ?.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //'kan.di// invalid IPA characters (//)

Noun

kanji n (indeclinable)

  1. kanji

Further reading

  • kanji in Wielki s?ownik j?zyka polskiego, Instytut J?zyka Polskiego PAN
  • kanji in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Noun

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji (Chinese characters in Japanese context)

Spanish

Noun

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

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