ChineseEdit

 
like; same; similar
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
the will
simp. and trad.
(同志)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

同志

  1. someone sharing similar interests or aspirations; kindred spirit
  2. fellow member of a political party
  3. (communism) comrade (Classifier: ; ; )
    列寧同志 / 列宁同志  ―  Lièníng tóngzhì  ―  Comrade Lenin
    同志請問人民廣場怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    同志请问人民广场怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Tóngzhì, qǐngwèn qù Rénmín Guǎngchǎng zěnme zǒu? [Pinyin]
    Hello, comrade. Could you please tell me how to get to the People's Square?
  4. (neologism, gay slang) homosexual; gay (Classifier: ; ; )
  5. (neologism, gay slang) person of a non-mainstream sexuality or gender identity; LGBTI person; queer (Classifier: ; ; )
    北京同志中心 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Běijīng Tóngzhì Zhōngxīn [Pinyin]
    Beijing LGBT Center

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (同志):
  • Japanese: (どう)() (dōshi)
  • Korean: 동지 (同志, dongji)
  • Vietnamese: đồng chí (同志)

Others:

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(どう)() (dōshi

  1. like-minded people, comrades in a general sense

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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

同志 (dongji) (hangeul 동지)

  1. Hanja form? of 동지 (comrade).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

同志

  1. Hán tự form of đồng chí (comrade).