自由

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

自由 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping zi6 jau4)

  1. freedom

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ゆう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

自由 (-na inflection, hiragana じゆう, romaji jiyū)

  1. free (as in freedom)
  2. flexible

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

自由 (hiragana じゆう, romaji jiyū)

  1. freedom, liberty
    自由 (じゆう)のために (たたか)う。
    Jiyū no tame ni tatakau.
    We will fight for freedom.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.
  • 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4000801112
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

自由 (jayu) (hangeul 자유)

  1. Hanja form? of 자유, “freedom”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zìyóu
Zhuyin ㄗˋ ㄧㄡˊ
IPA (key) /t͡sz̩⁵¹ i̯oʊ̯³⁵/
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Noun[edit]

自由 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zìyóu)

  1. freedom

Derived terms[edit]