社會

ChineseEdit

society; group
 
to balance an account; accounting; be able to; be likely to; to assemble; to meet; to gather; group; association
trad. (社會)
simp. (社会)
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 社会 ‎(shakai, society), from Middle Chinese 社會 ‎(dzyæX hwajH, religious public gathering)

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (社會, reconstructed)
Character (社), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 常 (25)
Final: 麻
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 常者切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑiaX/ /ʑi̯aX/ /ʑiaX/ /d͡ʑiaX/ /d͡ʑiaX/ /ʑĭaX/ /d͡ʑiaX/
Character (會), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 黃外切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɦʷɑiH/ /ɦwajH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/

NounEdit

社會

  1. society
    理想社會 / 理想社会  ―  lǐxiǎng shèhuì  ―  an ideal society
    社會秩序 / 社会秩序  ―  shèhuì zhìxù  ―  social order
    社會名人 / 社会名人  ―  shèhuì míngrén  ―  public figure
    回饋社會 / 回馈社会  ―  huíkuì shèhuì  ―  to give back to society
    社會經濟發展 / 社会经济发展  ―  shèhuì jīngjì fāzhǎn  ―  socio-economic development
  2. class; the world of a certain group of people

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (社會):


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しゃ
Grade: 2
かい
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

NounEdit

社會 ‎(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 社会, hiragana しゃかい, romaji shakai)

  1. See the 社会 entry.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

社會 ‎(sahoe) ‎(hangeul 사회)

  1. Hanja form? of 사회, “society”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

社會

  1. Hán tự form of xã hội, "society"
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