國語

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Chinese[edit]

country; state; nation
 
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (國語)
simp. (国语)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

國語

  1. national language
  2. (chiefly Taiwan, colloquial in Hong Kong, dated in Mainland China) Mandarin Chinese; standard Chinese
    國語 / 国语  ―  Nǐ huì shuō guóyǔ ma?  ―  Do you speak Mandarin?
  3. (usually in contrast with 普通話普通话 (pǔtōnghuà, “mainland Chinese Mandarin”)) Taiwanese Mandarin; Guoyu
  4. (Malaysia) Malay

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 普通話 (“Modern Standard Chinese; Putonghua”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 普通話
Mandarin Beijing 普通話
Taiwan 國語, 華語
Malaysia 華語
Singapore 華語
Cantonese Guangzhou 普通話, 普語
Hong Kong 國語, 普通話
Nanning 普通話
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 華語
Liudui (S. Sixian) 華語
Hsinchu (Hailu) 華語
Dongshi (Dabu) 華語
Hsinchu (Raoping) 華語
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 華語
Min Dong Fuzhou 普通話
Min Nan Xiamen 普通話
Quanzhou 普通話
Zhangzhou 普通話
Taipei 國語, 華語
Penang 唐人話
Singapore 華語
Philippines (Manila) 華語, 國語, 普通話
Wu Shanghai 普通閒話
Suzhou 普通閒話

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Proper noun[edit]

國語

  1. Discourses of the States, a text from the Spring and Autumn period

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

國語 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 国語, hiragana こくご, rōmaji kokugo)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 国語: national language; Japanese

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

國語 (gugeo) (hangeul 국어)

  1. Hanja form? of 국어 (national language; Korean).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

國語

  1. Hán tự form of quốc ngữ (national language, the modern Vietnamese writing system based on the Roman alphabet).

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