方向

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

方向 (hiragana ほうこう, romaji hōkō)

  1. direction, heading
  2. course (in life etc.), goal

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("place, region, direction") +  ("toward, direction").

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin fāngxiàng  →  fāngxiang (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄈㄤ ㄒㄧㄤˋ  →  ㄈㄤ ㄒㄧㄤ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /fɑŋ⁵⁵ ɕi̯ɑŋ⁵¹/  →  /fɑŋ⁵⁵ ɕi̯ɑŋ²/
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Noun[edit]

方向 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin fāngxiàng)

  1. direction
  2. (figuratively, by extension) course, goal or trend of events

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ hɔŋ˧˧hiɔŋ˨˩ ]

Noun[edit]

方向 (simplified, POJ hong-hiòng)

  1. direction; heading