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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese  (かん) () (kanji, Chinese characters), from Middle Chinese (hàn, Han dynasty, China) + (dzì, [written] character) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự).

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NounEdit

kanji (plural kanji or kanjis)

  1. (uncountable) The system of writing Japanese using Chinese characters.
    Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji and kana.
    • These variations cannot be said to be extraordinary in their appearance; Inoue, Sugishima, Ukita, Minagawa, and Kashu (1994) report that variation is common even among high frequency words for which kanji is the typical representation. [1]
    • Kana is a syllabic script, and kanji is a logographic or ideographic script. [2]
  2. Any individual Chinese character as used in the Japanese language.
    I know about a thousand kanji.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

NounEdit

kanji

  1. tapioca.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

AdjectiveEdit

kanji

  1. give up.

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Japanese  (かん) () (kanji, Han characters), from Middle Chinese (xàn, Han dynasty, China) + (dzì, [written] character) (compare Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Min Nan 漢字 (hàn-jī, hàn-lī), and Cantonese 漢字 (hon3 zi6)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

NounEdit

kanji

  1. Han characters in Japanese language usage.

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kanji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かんじ

MalayEdit

NounEdit

kanji

  1. starch

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NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji (Chinese characters in Japanese context)

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NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji