政府

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (政府, reconstructed)
Character (政), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 清
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 之盛切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕiᴇŋH/ /t͡ɕi̯ɛŋH/ /t͡ɕiɛŋH/ /t͡ɕiɛŋH/ /ciajŋH/ /t͡ɕĭɛŋH/ /t͡ɕiæŋH/
Character (府), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 方矩切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɨoX/ /pi̯uX/ /pioX/ /pioX/ /puə̆X/ /pĭuX/ /pioX/

Noun[edit]

政府

  1. government

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (政府):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 5

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

政府 (hiragana せいふ, romaji seifu)

  1. government
  2. cabinet

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Japanese, seifu especially with demonstratives, refers to the current administration, the prime minister and the cabinet ministers. It could also refer to the permanent ruling bodies, without specifiers.

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]

政府 (jeongbu) (hangeul 정부)

  1. Hanja form? of 정부, “government”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

政府

  1. Hán tự form of chính phủ, "government"