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clear; distinct; complete; pure
 
distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; ancient place name; surname
simp. and trad.
(清楚)

PronunciationEdit


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Particularly: “Teochew: ce^ng-co”

AdjectiveEdit

清楚

  1. clear; lucid
  2. clear (about a matter); unambiguous
  3. plain; distinct; obvious
  4. (obsolete or Min Dong) tidy; neat; refined

Usage notesEdit

  • Used often in a figurative sense (ex. to be clear on a matter), rather than in a literal sense. For the literal clear (ex. clear water), see 清澈 (qīngchè).

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AdverbEdit

清楚

  1. clearly
    清楚 / 清楚  ―  tīng bù qīngchǔ  ―  unable to hear clearly
    學習漢語發音一定清楚調類 [Taiwanese Mandarin, trad.]
    学习汉语发音一定清楚调类 [Taiwanese Mandarin, simp.]
    Xuéxí hànyǔ fāyīn yīdìng yào fēn qīngchǔ diàolèi. [Pinyin]
    It is essential to distinguish different tones when studying Chinese.
  2. until a matter is clear (making sense, unambiguous, etc.)
    清楚 / 清楚  ―  shuōqīngchǔ  ―  to make something clear

VerbEdit

清楚

  1. to understand; to know; to comprehend

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 4

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

清楚 (-na inflection, hiragana せいそ, rōmaji seiso)

  1. neat and clean
  2. tidy; trim

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

清楚 (hiragana せいそ, rōmaji seiso)

  1. neatness and cleanliness
  2. tidiness

ReferencesEdit

  • 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.