意思

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on'yomi

NounEdit

意思 (hiragana いし, romaji ishi)

  1. intention, a mind (to do something)

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("idea, meaning") +  ("to think; thought").

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yìsī  →  yìsi (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄧˋ ㄙ  →  ㄧˋ ㄙ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /i⁵¹ sz̩⁵⁵/  →  /i⁵¹ sz̩¹/
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NounEdit

意思 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yìsi)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) meaning
    意思! (trad.)
    意思!(simp.)
    Don't laugh! I mean it!
  2. interest; fun
    電影意思沒有。 (trad.)
    电影意思没有。 (simp.)
    This movie is not interesting in the slightest.
    通過相處時間感受覺得意思。 (trad.)
    通过相处时间感受觉得意思。 (simp.)
    Since we got along so well last time, I think she's interested in me.
  3. hint; trace
    這裡空氣看來污染
    好像那麼意思。 (trad.)
    这里空气看来污染
    好像那么意思。 (simp.)
    A: The air appears to be polluted here.
    B: Yeah, it looks like it.
  4. opinion
    意思? (trad.)
    意思? (simp.)
    I'd like to buy a new car, what do you think?
  5. token of appreciation
    意思。 (trad.)
    意思。 (simp.)
    This is a mere token of my appreciation.

Derived termsEdit


Min NanEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

意思 (traditional and simplified, POJ ì-sù)

  1. idea
  2. meaning
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