再見

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See also: 再见

Chinese[edit]

 
again; once more; next in sequence
again; once more; next in sequence; another
 
to see; to meet; to appear
to see; to meet; to appear; to interview
trad. (再見)
simp. (再见)
Literally: “to see again”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: chài-chián - from Mandarin.
    • (Teochew)
      • Peng'im: zai3 gin3 / zai3 giêng3 / zai3 giang3
      • Pe̍h-ōe-jī-like: tsài kìⁿ / tsài kièng / tsài kiàng
      • Sinological IPA (key): /t͡sai²¹³⁻⁵⁵ kĩ²¹³/, /t͡sai²¹³⁻⁵⁵ kieŋ²¹³/, /t͡sai²¹³⁻⁵⁵ kiaŋ²¹³/
  • Wu

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (13) (28)
Final () (41) (85)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʌiH/ /kenH/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡səiH/ /kenH/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɒiH/ /kɛnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡səjH/ /kɛnH/
Li
Rong
/t͡sᴀiH/ /kenH/
Wang
Li
/t͡sɒiH/ /kienH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sɑ̆iH/ /kienH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zài jiàn
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
zoi3 gin3

Interjection[edit]

再見

  1. goodbye; see you later

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: 再見 (tsaichen), 再見 (saichen), 再見 (zaichen)

Verb[edit]

再見

  1. (literally) to see (a person) again; to meet again
    我們再見 / 我们再见  ―  Yī nián hòu wǒmen zàijiàn!  ―  We will meet again after one year!

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (再見):

Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 5
けん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 再見 (MC t͡sʌiH kenH).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(さい)(けん) (saiken

  1. looking at again, watching again, seeing again
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 5, foreword to poems 794-799)
      ...泉門一掩、無由再見嗚呼哀哉...
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Verb[edit]

(さい)(けん)する (saiken surusuru (stem (さい)(けん) (saiken shi), past (さい)(けん)した (saiken shita))

  1. to look again; to watch again
    ()(ほん)(さつ)(えい)(さい)(けん)しよう!Nihon satsuei o saiken shiyō!Let's have another look at the Japanese cinematography!
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
つぁい
Grade: 5
ちぇん
Grade: 1
Irregular
Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 5
ちぇん
Grade: 1
Irregular
Kanji in this term
ざい
Grade: 5
ちぇん
Grade: 1
Irregular

From modern Mandarin 再見再见 (zàijiàn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

再見(ツァイチェン) or 再見(サイチェン) or 再見(ザイチェン) (tsaichen or saichen or zaichen

  1. (informal, rare, in a Chinese context) goodbye, see you later
Usage notes[edit]
  • Usually written in katakana to avoid ambiguity.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN