公私

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Chinese[edit]

 
just; honorable (designation); public; common
personal; private; selfish
simp. and trad.
(公私)

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

公私

  1. public and private; official and private
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of Malay kongsi, in turn from Chinese 公司 (“company”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

公私

  1. (Malaysia) to share; to use or enjoy together

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2

Grade: 6
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

公私 (hiragana こうし, rōmaji kōshi)

  1. public and private, official and private
    公私 (こうし)混同 (こんどう)するべきではない。
    Kōshi o kondō suru beki de wa nai.
    Do not mix your public and private life.

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.