義務

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

義務

  1. compulsory
    義務兵役制 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]yìwù bīngyìzhì [Pinyin]compulsory military service
    義務教育 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]yìwù jiàoyù [Pinyin]compulsory education
  2. without remuneration; voluntary
    義務勞動 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]yìwù láodòng [Pinyin]voluntary labour
    義務獻血 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]yìwù xiànxuè [Pinyin]voluntary blood donation

Usage notes[edit]

As the examples above demonstrate, when used as a describing word, 義務 (yìwù) can only be used as an attributive noun, and not an adjective in the strictest sense of the word.

Noun[edit]

義務

  1. duty; obligation; responsibility
    公民依法納稅義務 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    Gōngmín yǒu yīfǎ nàshuì de yìwù. [Pinyin]
    Citizens are obliged to pay taxes in accordance with the law.

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 5
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Noun[edit]

義務 (hiragana ぎむ, romaji gimu)

  1. duty, obligation

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