方向

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Chinese[edit]

 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
 
direction; part; side; towards; to; guide; opposite to
simp. and trad.
(方向)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 2/2
Initial () (1) (32)
Final () (106) (105)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pʉɐŋ/ /hɨɐŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/pʷiɐŋ/ /hiɐŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/piuɑŋ/ /xiɑŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/puaŋ/ /hɨaŋH/
Li
Rong
/piuaŋ/ /xiaŋH/
Wang
Li
/pĭwaŋ/ /xĭaŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/piwaŋ/ /xi̯aŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fāng xiàng

Noun[edit]

方向

  1. direction; orientation
    研究方向  ―  yánjiū fāngxiàng  ―  research direction
    方向 [MSC, trad.]
    方向 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ yào cháo nà ge fāngxiàng zǒu. [Pinyin]
    You need to go in that direction.
    方向 [MSC, trad.]
    方向 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā cháo nǎ ge fāngxiàng qù le? [Pinyin]
    Which way did she go?
  2. (figuratively, by extension) course; goal or trend of events
    我們展示未來汽車發展方向 [MSC, trad.]
    我们展示未来汽车发展方向 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè yī yàng chē xiàng wǒmen zhǎnshì le wèilái qìchē de fāzhǎn fāngxiàng. [Pinyin]
    This concept shows us the direction of future car development.
    有人建議分散投資方向 [MSC, trad.]
    有人建议分散投资方向 [MSC, simp.]
    Yǒurén jiànyì tā yào fēnsàn tóuzī fāngxiàng. [Pinyin]
    He was advised to diversify his investments.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (direction): 方位 (fāngwèi)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (方向):

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 方向 (MC pʉɐŋ hɨɐŋH).

Noun[edit]

方向 (hiragana ほうこう, rōmaji hōkō)

  1. direction; heading
  2. course (in life etc.), goal

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

方向 (banghyang) (hangeul 방향)

  1. Hanja form? of 방향 (direction; orientation).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

方向

  1. Hán tự form of phương hướng (direction).