See also: 东西

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ChineseEdit

east west
trad. (東西) 西
simp. (东西) 西

Pronunciation 1Edit


NounEdit

東西

  1. east and west

AdverbEdit

東西

  1. from east to west

Pronunciation 2Edit


NounEdit

東西

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, Gan, Hakka, Jin, Xiang) something; thing; stuff   (Classifier: ; ; )
    東西 / 东西  ―  Wǒ yǒu dōngxi yào gěi nǐ.  ―  I have something for you.
    東西還給 [MSC, trad.]
    东西还给 [MSC, simp.]
    Bǎ wǒ de dōngxi huángěi wǒ. [Pinyin]
    Give my stuff back.
    東西 [MSC, trad.]
    东西 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ hái yǒu hěn duō dōngxi yào xué. [Pinyin]
    I still have a lot to learn.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 東西 (“thing, object”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing 東西
Jinan 東西
Xi'an 東西
Wuhan 東西家伙
Chengdu 東西
Yangzhou 東子東西
Hefei 東西
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang 東西
Hakka Meixian 東西
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 東西
Liudui (S. Sixian) 東西
Hsinchu (Hailu) 東西
Dongshi (Dabu) 東西
Taiwanese Raoping 東西
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 物件
Jin Taiyuan 東西
Min Bei Jian'ou 物事
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Quanzhou 物件
Xiamen 物件
Zhangzhou 物件
Taipei 物件
Kaohsiung 物仔物件
Tainan 物仔物件
Taichung 物件
Yilan 物仔物件
Lukang 物件
Sanxia 物件
Kinmen 物件
Magong 物件
Hsinchu 物件
Chaozhou 物件
Wu Shanghai 物事
Suzhou 物事
Wenzhou 物事物色名堂
Xiang Changsha 東西家伙
Shuangfeng 東西家伙

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • In Mandarin, whilst 東西/东西 can mean thing in either a physical or abstract sense, 事情 (shìqíng) only means thing in an abstract sense.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
西
とう
Grade: 2
さい > ざい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

東西 ‎(hiragana とうざい, romaji tōzai)

  1. east and west

See alsoEdit

  • 南北 (なんぼく, ​nanboku): north and south - literally, south and north

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 978-4-14-011112-3
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