創造

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Chinese[edit]

 
begin; initiate; inaugurate; start; create; a wound; cut; injury; trauma
 
to make; to build; to invent; to manufacture
trad. (創造)
simp. (创造)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

創造

  1. to create

Noun[edit]

創造

  1. creation

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 6
ぞう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/sauzau//sɔːzɔː//soːzoː/

From Middle Chinese 創造 ( tsrhjangH   dzawX , literally to begin + to make). Compare modern Mandarin 創造创造 chuàngzào, or Cantonese reading cong3 zou6, “creation, to create”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

創造 (hiragana そうぞう, romaji sōzō, historical hiragana さうざう)

  1. creation: the making of things
  2. Creation: all of existence as created by one or more deities

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

創造 + する (transitive, hiragana そうぞうする, romaji sōzō suru, historical hiragana さうざうする)

  1. to create

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan