ChineseEdit

country; state; nation
 
speech; language; dialect
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (國語)
simp. (国语)
 
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NounEdit

國語

  1. national language; language specific to or of official usage in a nation
    1. (chiefly Taiwan, Philippines Hokkien, colloquial in Hong Kong, dated in Mainland China, obsolete in Malaysia) Mandarin Chinese; standard Chinese
      國語国语  ―  Nǐ huì shuō guóyǔ ma?  ―  Do you speak Mandarin?
    2. (usually in contrast with 普通話普通话 (pǔtōnghuà, “mainland Chinese Mandarin”)) Taiwanese Mandarin; Guoyu
    3. (Malaysia) Malay, the national language of Malaysia
    4. (historical) under conquest dynasties founded by non-Han groups, the language of the conquering ethnic group: Khitan under the Liao, Mongol under the Yuan, Manchu under the Qing, etc.
    5. (Korean Classical Chinese) Korean
    6. (Vietnamese Classical Chinese) Vietnamese

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國語

  1. Discourses of the States (a text from the Spring and Autumn period)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こく
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
on’yomi

NounEdit

(こく)() (kokugo (kyūjitai, shinjitai 国語)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 国語 (national language; Japanese)

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

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國語 (gugeo) (hangeul 국어)

  1. Hanja form? of 국어 (national language; Korean).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

國語

  1. chữ Hán form of quốc ngữ (national language, the modern Vietnamese writing system based on the Roman alphabet).

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