同志

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Chinese[edit]

 
like; same; similar
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
the will
simp. and trad.
(同志)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

同志

  1. someone sharing similar interests or aspirations; kindred spirit
  2. fellow member of a political party
  3. (communism) comrade (Classifier: ; ; )
    列寧同志 / 列宁同志  ―  Lièníng tóngzhì  ―  Comrade Lenin
    同志請問人民廣場怎麼 [MSC, trad.]
    同志请问人民广场怎么 [MSC, simp.]
    Tóngzhì, qǐngwèn qù Rénmín Guǎngchǎng zěnme zǒu? [Pinyin]
    Hello, comrade. Could you please tell me how to get to the People's Square?
  4. (neologism, gay slang) homosexual; gay (Classifier: ; ; )
  5. (neologism, gay slang) person of a non-mainstream sexuality or gender identity; LGBTI person; queer (Classifier: ; ; )
    北京同志中心 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Běijīng Tóngzhì Zhōngxīn [Pinyin]
    Beijing LGBT Center

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (同志):
  • Japanese: (どう)() (dōshi)
  • Korean: 동지 (同志, dongji)
  • Vietnamese: đồng chí (同志)

Others:

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(どう)() (dōshi

  1. like-minded people, comrades in a general sense

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

同志 (dongji) (hangeul 동지)

  1. Hanja form? of 동지 (comrade).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

同志

  1. Hán tự form of đồng chí (comrade).