中國語

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

中國 +‎ (language)

Noun[edit]

中國語 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 中国語, hiragana ちゅうごくご, romaji Chūgokugo)

  1. Chinese language

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 中国语
trad. 中國

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Zhōngguóyǔ
Zhuyin ㄓㄨㄥ ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄩˇ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʊŋ⁵⁵ ku̯ɔ³⁵ y²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Proper noun[edit]

中國語 (traditional, Pinyin Zhōngguóyǔ, simplified 中国语)

  1. the Chinese language

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Mandarin, the Chinese language is more commonly known as 中文 Zhōngwén or 漢語 Hànyǔ than 中國語 Zhōngguóyǔ.