See also: 书生

Chinese

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book; letter
to be born; to give birth; life
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
 
trad. (書生)
simp. (书生)

Pronunciation

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Noun

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書生

  1. scholar; intellectual
  2. pedantic scholar

Synonyms

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  • (scholar):

Derived terms

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Noun

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(しょ)(せい) (shosei

  1. (Meiji and Taishō period) student
  2. (later) a student who helps with housework in exchange for lodging

Usage notes

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