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ten thousand; a great number; surname year; years old; (a measure word)
trad. (萬歲)
simp. (万岁)
Literally: “ten thousand years”.
 
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PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

萬歲

  1. to long live (in exclamations); may ... have a long life; hooray
    祖國萬歲 / 祖国万岁  ―  Zǔguó wànsuì!  ―  Long live the motherland!
    吾皇萬歲萬歲萬歲 [MSC, trad.]
    吾皇万岁万岁万岁 [MSC, simp.]
    Wúhuáng wànsuì wànsuì wànwànsuì! [Pinyin]
    [May] my Emperor [live and reign for] ten thousand years, ten thousand years, ten thousand of ten thousand years! (chant in imperial Chinese courts)
  2. (Cantonese, colloquial) to treat or shout others to a meal

Usage notesEdit

Traditionally, the phrase ten thousand years is only reserved for the emperors, while empress consorts and empresses dowager are addressed with the phrase thousand years (千歲千岁). In modern times, this is also applied to leaders of a country, the country itself, as well as being used as a general expression of enthusiasm.

NounEdit

萬歲

  1. (historical) Your Majesty; the emperor

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (萬歲):

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ばん
Jinmeiyō
ぜい
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Proper nounEdit

萬歲 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 万歳, hiragana ばんぜい, rōmaji Banzei)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 万歳 (long live)

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

萬歲 (manse) (hangeul 만세)

  1. Hanja form? of 만세 (long live).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

萬歲

  1. Hán tự form of vạn tuế (long live).