Last modified on 5 July 2014, at 02:21

生活

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

生活

  1. life; existence; livelihood; lifestyle

VerbEdit

生活

  1. live; exist

Derived termsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 1
かつ
Grade: 2
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

生活 (hiragana せいかつ, romaji seikatsu)

  1. life; livelihood; daily living.

Usage notesEdit

生活 is distinct from (いのち, inochi, life), because it refers to daily life and livelihood as it is experienced, whereas 命 refers to life as a whole (from birth to death), or as an abstract concept. Both are generally translated as life, however, as this distinction is not normally made in English.

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CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

生活 + する (hiragana せいかつする, romaji seikatsu suru)

  1. live a life

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

生活 (saenghwal) (hangeul 생활)

  1. Hanja form? of 생활, “lifestyle, way of life, daily living”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

生活

  1. Hán tự form of sinh hoạt, "life"