親切

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. 亲切
trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • root meaning: blood relation
    figurative meaning: to cause others to feel as if they are relatives, to be close to
  • root meaning: to cut
    figurative meaning: to be close (as a knife is to flesh when it cuts)

Adjective[edit]

親切 (traditional, Jyutping can1cit3, simplified 亲切)

  1. kind; cordial

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From (shin, "intimate, "familiar," "close") + (setsu, "in close contact")

Adjectival noun[edit]

親切 (-na inflection, hiragana しんせつ, romaji shinsetsu)

  1. kind, helpful, friendly, obliging

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

親切 (hiragana しんせつ, romaji shinsetsu)

  1. kindness, helpfulness, friendliness

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 深切: more common but obsolete form

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

親切 (chinjeol) (hangeul 친절)

  1. Hanja form? of 친절, “kindness, gentleness”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 亲切
trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • root meaning: blood relation
    figurative meaning: to cause others to feel as if they are relatives, to be close to
  • root meaning (qiē): to cut
    figurative meaning (qiè): to be close (as a knife is to flesh when it cuts)

Adjective[edit]

親切 (traditional, Pinyin qīnqiè, simplified 亲切)

  1. kind; cordial

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 亲切
trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • root meaning: blood relation
    figurative meaning: to cause others to feel as if they are relatives, to be close to
  • root meaning: to cut
    figurative meaning: to be close (as a knife is to flesh when it cuts)

Adjective[edit]

親切 (traditional, POJ chhin-chhiat, traditional 親切, simplified 亲切)

  1. kind; cordial