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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

警察

  1. (uncountable) police
  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 條子
Mandarin Beijing 警察
Taiwan 警察
Malaysia 馬打
Singapore 馬打
Cantonese Guangzhou 警察差人
Hong Kong 警察差人
Taishan 警察
Hakka 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
Min Nan Xiamen 警察
Quanzhou 警察
Zhangzhou 警察
Taipei 警察
Malaysia 馬打
Singapore 馬打
Wu Shanghai 警察

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

警察 (hiragana けいさつ, romaji keisatsu)

  1. police
     (けい) (さつ) (たい) ()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] borrowing 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