世界

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Chinese[edit]

 
life; age; generation; era; world; lifetime
 
boundary; scope; extent; circles; group; kingdom (taxonomy)
simp. and trad.
(世界)

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (世界, reconstructed)
Character (世), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 祭
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 舒制切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiᴇiH/ /ɕi̯ɛiH/ /ɕiɛiH/ /ɕiɛiH/ /ɕiajH/ /ɕĭɛiH/ /ɕjæiH/
Character (界), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 皆
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古拜切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣɛiH/ /kăiH/ /kɛiH/ /kɯæiH/ /kəɨjH/ /kɐiH/ /kɐiH/

Noun[edit]

世界

  1. world

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (世界):


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
かい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

世界 (hiragana せかい, romaji sekai)

  1. the world, the Earth
    世界 (せかい)各国 (かっこく)から
    sekai no kakkoku kara
    from all the countries of the world
  2. A metaphorical world, how one lives one's life.
     (かれ)はこの世界 (せかい) ()んでいないようです。
    Kare wa kono sekai ni sunde inai yō desu.
    It's like he's not living in this world.
  3. A realm, a circle, a sphere.
    文学 (ぶんがく)世界 (せかい)
    bungaku no sekai
    literary circles, the literary world
  4. (tarot): The world card: the twenty-first trump or major arcana card in most traditional tarot decks.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

世界 (segye, McCune-Reischauer: segye, Yale: sekyey) (hangeul 세계)

  1. Hanja form? of 세계, “world”.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

世界

  1. Hán tự form of thế giới, "world"