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ChineseEdit

Chinese; name of a dynasty; man
 
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (漢語)
simp. (汉语)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

漢語

  1. the Chinese language
    漢語 / 汉语  ―  Nǐ huì shuō Hànyǔ ma?  ―  Can you speak Chinese?
    英語漢語 [MSC, trad.]
    英语汉语 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā jì huì shuō yīngyǔ yòu huì shuō hànyǔ. [Pinyin]
    She can speak both English and Chinese.

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JapaneseEdit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 漢語 (MC hɑnH ŋɨʌX, “Han, Chinese + speech, language”).

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NounEdit

漢語 (hiragana かんご, rōmaji kango)

  1. kango: a Japanese word of Chinese origin, or a Japanese word coined along Chinese lines (a Sino-Japanese word), such as 社会 (shakai, society) or 共和国 (kyōwakoku, republic)
    Kango are written in kanji, and read with the on'yomi (音読み). Contrast with wago (和語)
  2. the ancient Chinese language, the language of the Han () ethnicity
  3. (less commonly) the Chinese language

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9