勞動

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See also: 労働 and 劳动

Chinese[edit]

toil
 
to use; to act; to move; to change
trad. (勞動)
simp. (劳动)

Etymology[edit]

Attestable in pre-Qin texts in the sense, "physical work; toil", and in literary Chinese as an expression of politeness. For the modern sense of "labor", borrowing from Japanese 勞働 (ろうどう) (rōdō).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

勞動

  1. physical work; toil
  2. labor (labour)

Verb[edit]

勞動

  1. to perform labor (labour)
  2. to do physical work; to toil

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (勞動):

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Verb[edit]

勞動

  1. (polite, colloquial, dated) to bother or trouble someone; to politely request someone to do something

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ろう
Hyōgaiji
どう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

勞動 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 労働, hiragana ろうどう, rōmaji rōdō)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 労働: labor; labour

Verb[edit]

勞動する (hiragana ろうどう, rōmaji rōdō)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 労働: perform work, labor

Conjugation[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

勞動 (rodong) (hangeul 로동)

  1. Hanja form? of 로동, “labor ("North Korea")”.

Noun[edit]

勞動 (nodong) (hangeul 노동)

  1. Hanja form? of 노동, “labor ("South Korea")”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

勞動

  1. Hán tự form of lao động, “labor