生活

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

生活 (hiragana せいかつ, romaji seikatsu)

  1. Life; livelihood; daily living.

Usage notes[edit]

生活 is distinct from (いのち, inochi, life), because it refers to daily life and livelihood as it is experienced, whereas 命 refers to life as a whole (from birth to death), or as an abstract concept. Both are generally translated as life, however, as this distinction is not normally made in English.

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Verb[edit]

生活 + する (hiragana せいかつする, romaji seikatsu suru)

  1. live a life

Conjugation[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shēnghuó
Zhuyin ㄕㄥ ㄏㄨㄛˊ
IPA (key) /ʂɤŋ⁵⁵ xu̯ɔ³⁵/

Noun[edit]

生活 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shēnghuó)

  1. life; existence; livelihood; lifestyle

Verb[edit]

生活 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shēnghuó)

  1. live; exist

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕiŋ˧˧uaʔ˥˥ ]

Noun[edit]

生活 (traditional and simplified, POJ seng-o̍ah)

  1. life; existence; livelihood