容易

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Chinese[edit]

 
to hold; to contain; to allow; appearance; look; countenance
change; easy; simple
simp. and trad.
(容易)

Etymology[edit]

Rebracketing of 何容 (OC *ɡaːl loŋ leɡ, “how can one + change”) with influence from (OC *leːɡs, “easy”).

何容容易連綴荀子忽然容易後人轉相傳飛矢口 [MSC, trad.]
何容容易连缀荀子忽然容易后人转相传飞矢口 [MSC, simp.]
From: s:zh:通俗編/12
Hàn rén yǐ héróng èr zì yǐn yì zì, róngyì fēi liánzhuì wén, zì Dù shī yǔ fèn ǒu, yòu Yáng Jìng zhù Xúnzǐ yún, hūrán, yán róngyì yě, hòurén suì zhuǎnxiàng chuánfēi, yán yì zhě, shǐkǒu bì jiān yán róng. [Pinyin]
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Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (36) (36)
Final () (7) (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨoŋ/ /jiᴇH/
Pan
Wuyun
/jioŋ/ /jiɛH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ioŋ/ /jɛH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/juawŋ/ /jiə̆H/
Li
Rong
/ioŋ/ /ieH/
Wang
Li
/jĭwoŋ/ /jǐeH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯woŋ/ /ie̯H/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yóng

Adjective[edit]

容易

  1. easy; simple
    容易使用  ―  róngyì shǐyòng  ―  to be easy to use
    戒煙想象容易 [MSC, trad.]
    戒烟想象容易 [MSC, simp.]
    Jièyān bǐ wǒ xiǎngxiàng zhōng róngyì duō le. [Pinyin]
    Quitting smoking was easier than I imagined.
  2. likely; liable
    容易發生 / 容易发生  ―  róngyì fāshēng  ―  to be likely to occur
  3. (colloquial, in rhetorical questions and negative sentences) having an easy life
    容易 / 容易  ―  róngyì ma wǒ?  ―  How on earth do you think my life is easy?
  4. (literary) rash; hasty; careless; flippant
  5. (literary) impudent; wanton; unbridled
  6. (literary) negligent; careless

Synonyms[edit]

  • (easy):
  • (likely): 可能 (kěnéng)
  • (rash):
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  • (impudent): 放肆 (fàngsì)
  • (negligent):
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Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (容易):
  • Japanese: 容易(ようい) (yōi)
  • Korean: 용이 (容易, yong-i)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

容易(ようい) (yōi-na (adnominal 容易(ようい) (yōi na), adverbial 容易(ようい) (yōi ni))

  1. easy, simple

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

容易(ようい) (yōi

  1. ease, simplicity

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

容易 (yong-i) (hangeul 용이)

  1. Hanja form? of 용이 (easiness; simplicity).