See also: Kanji

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 漢字(かんじ) (kanji, Chinese characters), from Middle Chinese (MC hɑnH, “Han dynasty, China”) + Middle Chinese (MC d͡zɨH, “[written] character”) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự). Doublet of hanja.

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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

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NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Malay kanji, from Tamil கஞ்சி (kañci), from Sanskrit काञ्जीक (kāñjīka, sour gruel, water in boiled rice).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

kanji (first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

  1. tapioca

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Etymology 2Edit

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PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

kanji

  1. give up.

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Japanese 漢字(かんじ) (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)). Doublet of hanja, hanzi, and honji.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

kanji (first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

  1. Kanji, Chinese characters in Japanese language usage.

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kanji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かんじ

MalayEdit

NounEdit

kanji (Jawi spelling کنجي‎, plural kanji-kanji, informal 1st possessive kanjiku, impolite 2nd possessive kanjimu, 3rd possessive kanjinya)

  1. starch

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 漢字, from Middle Chinese + .

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NounEdit

kanji n (indeclinable)

  1. kanji

Further readingEdit

  • kanji in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kanji in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji (Chinese characters in Japanese context)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji