Chinese edit

 
earth; ground; field
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
 
square; quadrilateral; place
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
trad. (地方)
simp. #(地方)

Pronunciation 1 edit


Note: diông - contraction.
Note:
  • tē-hng/tōe-hng - colloquial;
  • tē-hong/tōe-hong - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Initial () (7) (1)
Final () (15) (106)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Baxter dijH pjang
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/diɪH/ /pʉɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/diH/ /pʷiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/djɪH/ /piuɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/diH/ /puaŋ/
Li
Rong
/diH/ /piuaŋ/
Wang
Li
/diH/ /pĭwaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/dʱiH/ /piwaŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fāng
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
dei6 fong1

Noun edit

地方

  1. (countable, uncountable) place; region; area (Classifier: m;  c)
    一個陌生地方一个陌生地方  ―  yīge mòshēng de dìfang  ―  an unfamiliar place
  2. (countable, uncountable) part; location
    這個地方 [MSC, trad.]
    这个地方 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zhège dìfang yǒu diǎn téng. [Pinyin]
    I've got a pain here (lit.: in this place).
  3. (countable, uncountable) part; aspect; something (about something) (Classifier: m)
  4. (uncountable) empty space; room
    騰出地方腾出地方  ―  téngchū dìfang  ―  to make room
  5. (countable, literary) town crier
  6. (countable, historical) An administrative division of the Republic of China prior to 1949, equivalent to an autonomous region.
Usage notes edit
  • Unlike Mandarin, 地方 is rarely used in Hokkien. Use 所在 (só͘-chāi) instead.
Synonyms edit
  • (place):

Pronunciation 2 edit


Note:
  • tē-hng/tōe-hng - colloquial;
  • tē-hong/tōe-hong - literary.

Noun edit

地方

  1. (uncountable) civilians; civilian jobs; civilian sector
Antonyms edit

Adjective edit

地方

  1. (attributive) regional; local
    地方官員地方官员  ―  dìfāng guānyuán  ―  local official
    布袋戲地方戲劇 [Hokkien, trad.]
    布袋戏地方戏剧 [Hokkien, simp.]
    Pò͘-tē-hì sī chi̍t chióng tē-hng hì-kio̍k. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    Glove puppetry is a kind of regional theatre.
Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

Sino-Xenic (地方):

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ほう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology edit

From Middle Chinese 地方 (MC dijH pjang).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()(ほう) (chihōちはう (tifau)?

  1. district, province, area

References edit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. 1.0 1.1 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

地方 (jibang) (hangeul 지방)

  1. Hanja form? of 지방 (geographical region).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun edit

地方

  1. chữ Hán form of địa phương (region, area).