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eye; item; section
eye; item; section; list; catalogue; table of contents; (taxonomy) order; goal; name; title
 
really and truly; aim; clear
really and truly; aim; clear; (possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle); of
 
simp. and trad.
(目的)

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目的

  1. objective; goal; target; aim; purpose; intention (Classifier: m)
    達到目的达到目的  ―  dádào mùdì  ―  to achieve a goal
    真實目的真实目的  ―  zhēnshí mùdì  ―  real purpose
    違背目的违背目的  ―  wéibèi mùdì  ―  to defeat the purpose
    背後目的背后目的  ―  bèihòu de mùdì  ―  purpose behind something
    結婚目的戀愛耍流氓 [MSC, trad.]
    结婚目的恋爱耍流氓 [MSC, simp.]
    Bù yǐ jiéhūn wéi mùdì de liàn'ài dōu shì shuǎliúmáng. [Pinyin]
    All love relationships lacking the intention of progressing to marriage are acts of hooliganism. (common saying)

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
もく
Grade: 1
てき
Grade: 4
on'yomi

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(もく)(てき) (mokuteki

  1. a purpose; a goal; an objective

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References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

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目的 (mokjeok) (hangeul 목적)

  1. Hanja form? of 목적 (objective).

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

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目的

  1. chữ Hán form of mục đích (objective).