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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, “Western Paradise”).

Proper nounEdit

西方

  1. the Western world; the West

Usage notesEdit

The Standard Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese defines 西方 (xīfāng) 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.

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JapaneseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

西方 (hiragana せいほう, rōmaji seihō)

  1. west, western area

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term
西

NounEdit

西方

  1. Hán tự form of tây phương (west).