生活

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

生活

  1. life; existence; livelihood; lifestyle

Verb[edit]

生活

  1. live; exist

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 1
かつ
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

生活 (saenghwal) (hangeul 생활)

  1. Hanja form? of 생활, “lifestyle, way of life, daily living”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

生活

  1. Hán tự form of sinh hoạt, "life"