政府

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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.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhèngfǔ
Zhuyin ㄓㄥˋ ㄈㄨˇ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂɤŋ⁵¹ fu²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
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Noun[edit]

政府 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhèngfǔ)

  1. government

Derived terms[edit]