意思

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Chinese[edit]

 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
to think; to consider
simp. and trad.
(意思)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("idea, meaning") +  ("to think; thought").

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

意思

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) meaning
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Bié xiào! Wǒ zhēn shì zhè ge yìsi! [Pinyin]
    Don't laugh! I mean it!
  2. interest; fun
    電影一點意思沒有 [MSC, trad.]
    电影一点意思没有 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè bù diànyǐng yīdiǎn yìsi yě méiyǒu. [Pinyin]
    This movie is not interesting in the slightest.
    通過相處時間感受覺得意思 [MSC, trad.]
    通过相处时间感受觉得意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Tōngguò yǔ tā xiàngchù zhè duàn shíjiān de gǎnshòu, wǒ juédé tā duì wǒ yǒu yìsi le. [Pinyin]
    Since we got along so well last time, I think she's interested in me.
  3. hint; trace
    這裡空氣看來污染好像那麼意思 [MSC, trad.]
    这里空气看来污染好像那么意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiǎ: Zhèlǐ kōngqì kànlái shì bèi wūrǎn le. Yǐ: Duì o, hǎoxiàng shì yǒu nàme diǎn yìsi. [Pinyin]
    A: The air appears to be polluted here. B: Yeah, it looks like it.
  4. opinion
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiǎng mǎi xīn chē, nǐ de yìsi ne? [Pinyin]
    I'd like to buy a new car, what do you think?
  5. token of appreciation
    意思 [MSC, trad.]
    意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì yī diǎn xiǎo yìsi. [Pinyin]
    This is a mere token of my appreciation.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

意思 ‎(hiragana いし, romaji ishi)

  1. intention, a mind (to do something)

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

意思 ‎(uisa) ‎(hangeul 의사)

  1. Hanja form? of 의사, “intent, opinion, view, suggestion, idea, comment”.