沙汰

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 沙汰. Originally referred to "washing away" () "sand" () from something desirable.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

沙汰 (hiragana さた, romaji sata)

  1. washing away sand to obtain something desirable, such as gold dust or rice
  2. by extension, a fine-grained or careful sorting out or selection of something or someone
  3. deliberation of an issue and arriving at an appropriate outcome:
    1. the proper disposal or treatment of an issue
    2. a court case, a lawsuit, a trial
    3. a public affair, something in the court of public opinion
  4. a transmission of information:
    1. an instruction or order
    2. a notification
    3. a reputation
    4. a rumor
    5. an action, event, or matter worth talking about: how things shake out

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Verb[edit]

沙汰 + する (hiragana さたする, romaji sata suru)

  1. to wash away sand to obtain something desirable, such as gold dust or rice
  2. by extension, to carefully sort out or select something or someone
  3. to deliberate on an issue and arrive at an appropriate outcome
  4. to transmit information:
    1. to give an instruction or order
    2. to notify
    3. to gossip, to spread rumors

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shātài
Zhuyin ㄕㄚ ㄊㄞˋ
IPA (key) /ʂa̠⁵⁵ tʰaɪ̯⁵¹/

Verb[edit]

沙汰 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shātài)

  1. (archaic) to do away with; to abolish