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ChineseEdit

Han people speech; language; dialect
trad. (漢語)
simp. (汉语)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

漢語

  1. the Chinese language (usually spoken Chinese)
    蹩腳漢語 / 蹩脚汉语  ―  shuō biéjiǎo hànyǔ  ―  to speak terrible Chinese
    聲調漢語音節感知作用 [MSC, trad.]
    声调汉语音节感知作用 [MSC, simp.]
    shēngdiào zài hànyǔ yīnjié gǎnzhī zhōng de zuòyòng [Pinyin]
    the role of tone in Chinese syllable perception
    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.
    學習漢語發音一定清楚調類 [MSC, trad.]
    学习汉语发音一定清楚调类 [MSC, simp.]
    Xuéxí hànyǔ fāyīn yīdìng yào fēn qīngchǔ diàolèi. [Pinyin]
    It is essential to distinguish different tones when studying Chinese.

Usage notesEdit

漢語汉语 (hànyǔ) usually refers to spoken Chinese, however since 古代漢語古代汉语 (gǔdài hànyǔ, “Old Chinese”) is only accessible to modern people in the written form, it can also refer to written Chinese depending on context. 漢語汉语 (hànyǔ) can also imply 普通話普通话 (pǔtōnghuà, “Standard Mandarin Chinese”), especially in the term 現代漢語现代汉语 (xiàndài hànyǔ, “Modern Chinese”).

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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 usually written in kanji, and read with the on'yomi (音読み). Contrast with wago (和語)
    Antonym: 和語 (wago) (Japanese word of native Japanese origin)
  2. (less commonly) the Chinese language
    Synonym: 中国語 (Chūgokugo)
  3. the ancient Chinese language, the language of the Han () ethnicity

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN