消息

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3
そく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

消息 (hiragana しょうそく, romaji shōsoku)

  1. word (news, tidings)
  2. recent information, developments

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, Mainland)
Pinyin xiāoxī  →  xiāoxi (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠ ㄒㄧ  →  ㄒㄧㄠ ㄒㄧ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵ ɕi⁵⁵/  →  /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵ ɕi²/
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Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Taiwan)
Pinyin xiāoxí
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠ ㄒㄧˊ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵ ɕi³⁵/

Noun[edit]

消息 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiāoxi or xiāoxí)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) message; news
    消息消息? (trad.)
    消息消息? (simp.)
    I have good news and I have bad news - which one would you like to hear first?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note that: while in English, "news" is usually not countable, this is not the case in Mandarin, as one can say:
    消息消息等等 (trad.)
    消息消息等等 (simp.)
    Two pieces of news, three pieces of news, etc.

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕiau˧˧ɕɪt˩˩ ]

Noun[edit]

消息 (traditional and simplified, POJ siau-sit)

  1. information; news