交代

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Chinese[edit]

 
to deliver; to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines); to pay (money)
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
simp. and trad.
(交代)
alt. forms 交待

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Verb[edit]

交代

  1. to hand over
  2. to explain; to brief; to make clear; to tell about
  3. to ask or order someone to do something
  4. to justify oneself; to account for
  5. to confess
  6. (humorous) to finish; to complete

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
たい
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

交代 (hiragana こうたい, rōmaji kōtai)

  1. relief
  2. alternation

Usage notes[edit]

  • 交代 is more commonly used than 交替

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Verb[edit]

交代する (hiragana こうたい, rōmaji kōtai)

  1. to relieve, to relieve a person
  2. to take turns, to alternate

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