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ChineseEdit

to alert; to warn; police
 
examine; inquire; observe; inspect; look into; to examine
simp. and trad.
(警察)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowed from Japanese  (けい) (さつ) (keisatsu, police)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

警察

  1. (uncountable) police; police force
    警察暴力  ―  jǐngchá bàolì  ―  police brutality
  2. (countable) police officer (Classifier: ; )

Usage notesEdit

  • Whilst 警察 usually refers to the police and police officers outside mainland China, the equivalent institution in the PRC is actually called 公安 (gōng'ān), literally, "public security".

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 警察 (“police; police officer”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 警察警官警員
Argot Argot 條子
Mandarin Beijing 警察
Taiwan 警察
Harbin 警察
Jinan 警察
Muping 警察
Luoyang 警察
Jiedian 警察
Xi'an 警察
Xuzhou 警察
Ürümqi 警察
Wuhan 警察
Chengdu 警察
Guiyang 警察警士 dated警士先生 dated face-to-face貓菜 dated nickname
Liuzhou 警察警伯 playful
Nanjing 警察
Malaysia 馬打
Singapore 馬打
Cantonese Guangzhou 警察差人差佬 male
Hong Kong 警察差人阿Sir male差佬 male
Dongguan 阿Sir差佬
Taishan 警察
Kuala Lumpur 馬打
Gan Lichuan 警察
Hakka Meixian 警察
Yudu 警察
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 警察
Liudui (S. Sixian) 警察
Hsinchu (Hailu) 警察
Dongshi (Dabu) 巡查警察
Zhuolan (Raoping) 警察
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 巡查
Huizhou Jixi 警察
Jin Taiyuan 警察
Xinzhou 警察小對子 dated
Min Dong Fuzhou 警察
Fuqing 警察
Matsu 警察
Min Nan Xiamen 警察
Quanzhou 警察
Zhangzhou 警察
Taipei 大人
Kaohsiung 警察
Tainan 大人
Taichung 巡查
Wuqi 警察
Hsinchu 警察
Lukang 警察
Yilan 警察
Magong 大人
Penang 馬打
Singapore 馬打大狗
Haikou 警察
Pinghua Nanning 警察
Wu Shanghai 警察黑貓警長黑貓老貓
Suzhou 警察
Wenzhou 警察
Chongming 警察
Danyang 警察
Jinhua 警察
Xiang Changsha 警察
Loudi 警察

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 6
さつ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

警察 (hiragana けいさつ, rōmaji keisatsu)

  1. police
    警察 (けいさつ)逮捕 (たいほ)される。
    Keisatsu ni taiho sareru.
    Arrested by the police.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

警察 (gyeongchal, McCune-Reischauer: kyŏngch'al, Yale: kyēngchal) (hangeul 경찰)

  1. Hanja form? of 경찰, “police”.

OkinawanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First used around the beginning of the Meiji period,[1] borrowed from Japanese 警察 (keisatsu).

NounEdit

警察 (hiragana きーさち, romaji kīsachi, hiragana ちーさち, romaji chīsachi)

  1. police

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 沖縄語辞典 (Okinawago Jiten, “Okinawan Dictionary”)[1], 1963

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

警察

  1. Hán tự form of cảnh sát, “police