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middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
heart; mind
simp. and trad.
(中心)
anagram 心中

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NounEdit

中心

  1. center (point in the interior of a circle or sphere)
  2. center (place where some function or activity occurs)
    社區衛生服務中心 [MSC, trad.]
    社区卫生服务中心 [MSC, simp.]
    shèqū wèishēng fúwù zhōngxīn [Pinyin]
    community healthcare center

AdjectiveEdit

中心

  1. central

Proper nounEdit

中心

  1. (~區) a former name of Siming District (思明) in Xiamen, Fujian, China during the late 1940s

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
しん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 中心 (trjuwng sim, literally heart in the middle). Compare modern Hakka reading chûng-sîm.

From (chū, center) + (shin, core)

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NounEdit

中心 (hiragana ちゅうしん, rōmaji chūshin)

  1. center, middle, heart, core (physical center)
    • 1931, 宮本百合子, ワルシャワのメーデー:
      広場 (ひろば) (ちゅう) (しん) ()くと、やっと、行列 (ぎょうれつ)らしいものがあった。
      Hiroba no chūshin e iku to, yatto, gyōretsu-rashī mono ga atta.
      She went to the middle of the plaza and finally found a sort of queue.
  2. center, hub (most important area of activity)
    • 1908, 夏目漱石, 坑夫:
       (こと) (おこ)りを調 (しら)べて ()ると、 (ちゅう) (しん)には一人 (ひとり) (しょう) (じょ)がいる。
      Koto no okori o shirabete miru to, chūshin ni wa hitori no shōjo ga iru.
      If you investigate its origins, you'll find one girl at the center of it all.
  3. crux, main point
    • 1921, 豊島与志雄, 反抗:
       (こん) ()生活 (せいかつ)問題 (もんだい) (ちゅう) (しん)だった。
      Kongo no seikatsu ga mondai no chūshin datta.
      The main issue was how we would live from then on.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

中心 (jungsim) (hangeul 중심)

  1. Hanja form? of 중심, “center, middle”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

中心

  1. Hán tự form of trung tâm, “center