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west
 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
simp. and trad.
(西方)
西

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

西方

  1. west
  2. (Buddhism) Alternative name for 西天 (xītiān).

Proper nounEdit

西方

  1. the West

Usage notesEdit

The Standard Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese defines 西方 in the modern sense as being made up of the various developed capitalist countries, which includes Japan. However, Japan is generally not considered a Western country by the average native speaker of Chinese.

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
西
せい
Grade: 2
ほう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

NounEdit

西方 (hiragana せいほう, rōmaji seihō)

  1. west, western area

Related termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word
西

NounEdit

西方

  1. Hán tự form of tây phương, “west