國語

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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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) Taiwanese Mandarin; Guoyu
  4. (Malaysia) Malay

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 普通話 ("Modern Standard Chinese; Putonghua")
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 普通話
Taiwan 國語華語
Malaysia 華語
Singapore 華語
Cantonese Hong Kong 國語普通話

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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, romaji kokugo)

  1. national language
  2. 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

Etymology[edit]

("national") + ("language")

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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