海外

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (海外, reconstructed)
Character (海), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 咍
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 呼改切
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/hʌiX/ /xɑ̆iX/ /xᴀiX/ /həiX/ /həjX/ /xɒiX/ /xɒiX/
Character (外), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 五會切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
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Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋuɑiH/ /ŋuɑiH/ /ŋuɑiH/ /ŋʷɑiH/ /ŋwajH/ /ŋuɑiH/ /ŋuɑiH/

Noun[edit]

海外

  1. overseas; abroad

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
がい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 海外 (xojX ngwajH, literally sea + outside, beyond). Compare modern Mandarin 海外 (hǎiwài).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海外 (hiragana かいがい, romaji kaigai)

  1. the area beyond the borders, overseas, foreign countries

Usage notes[edit]

As Japan is an island nation, all other countries are “beyond the sea”. This word is thus often used synonymously with 国際 (kokusai, international).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

海外 (hae-oe) (hangeul 해외)

  1. Hanja form? of 해외, “overseas”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

海外

  1. Hán tự form of hải ngoại, "overseas"