Chinese edit

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

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. someone sharing similar interests or aspirations; kindred spirit
  2. fellow member of a political party
  3. (communism) comrade (Classifier: ; ; )
    領導同志领导同志  ―  lǐngdǎo tóngzhì  ―  leading comrade
    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) homosexual; gay (Classifier: ; ; )
  5. (neologism) 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 terms edit

Descendants edit

Sino-Xenic (同志):


See also edit

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Grade: 5

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(どう)() (dōshi

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

References edit

  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

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

同志 (dongji) (hangeul 동지)

  1. Hanja form? of 동지 (comrade).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun edit


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