Last modified on 17 January 2015, at 12:39

交代

ChineseEdit

 
to deliver; to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines); to pay (money)
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
simp. and trad.
(交代)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

交代

  1. to hand over
  2. to explain; to brief; to make clear; to tell about
  3. to ask or order someone to do something
  4. to justify oneself; to account for
  5. to confess
  6. (humorous) to finish; to complete

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2005, 景荣 (ed.) 吴, 新时代汉英大词典(缩印本) (in Mandarin/English), 北京: 商务印书馆出版, ISBN 710004345X:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
たい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

交代 (hiragana こうたい, romaji kōtai)

  1. relief
  2. alternation

Alternative formsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • 交代 is more commonly used than 交替

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

交代 + する (hiragana こうたいする, romaji kōtai suru)

  1. to relieve, to relieve a person
  2. to take turns, to alternate

ConjugationEdit