Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 08:33

意思

ChineseEdit

 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
to think; to consider
simp. and trad.
(意思)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

意思

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) meaning
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Bié xiào! Wǒ zhēn shì zhè ge yìsī</bsi! [Pinyin]
    Don't laugh! I mean it!
  2. interest; fun
    電影一點意思沒有 [MSC, trad.]
    电影一点意思没有 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè bù diànyǐng yīdiǎn yìsī</bsi yě méiyǒu. [Pinyin]
    This movie is not interesting in the slightest.
    通過相處時間感受覺得意思 [MSC, trad.]
    通过相处时间感受觉得意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Tōngguò yǔ tā xiàngchù zhè duàn shíjiān de gǎnshòu, wǒ juédé tā duì wǒ yǒu yìsī</bsi le. [Pinyin]
    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 [MSC, trad.]
    这里空气看来污染好像那么意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiǎ: zhèlǐ kōngqì kànlái shì bèi wūrǎn le. Yǐ: duì ò, hǎoxiàng shì yǒu nàme diǎn yìsī</bsi. [Pinyin]
    A: The air appears to be polluted here. B: Yeah, it looks like it.
  4. opinion
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiǎng mǎi xīn chē, nǐ de yìsī</bsi ne? [Pinyin]
    I'd like to buy a new car, what do you think?
  5. token of appreciation
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì yī diǎn xiǎo yìsī</bsi. [Pinyin]
    This is a mere token of my appreciation.

Derived termsEdit


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.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

意思 (uisa) (hangeul 의사)

  1. Hanja form? of 의사, “intent, opinion, view, suggestion, idea, comment”.