感冒

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Chinese[edit]

 
to feel; to move; to touch; to affect
 
to cover; to emit; to manifest; to risk; bold; brave
simp. and trad.
(感冒)
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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the Song dynasty.

(mào) probably refers to “to emit; to manifest”, with 感冒 literally meaning “affected [by the wind] and [the symptoms have] manifested”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

感冒

  1. (medicine) cold (common viral illness); common cold
  2. (literary, historical) pretext for requesting leave of absence used by officials in the Qing dynasty

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Verb[edit]

感冒

  1. to catch a cold
  2. (literary) to sense; to feel
  3. (Mainland China, figuratively, colloquial, often in the negative) to fancy; to be interested in
  4. (Taiwan, figuratively, colloquial) to loathe; to hate

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3
ぼう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

感冒 (hiragana かんぼう, rōmaji kanbō)

  1. a cold

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