方向

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Chinese[edit]

 
square; quadrilateral; direction; just
 
direction; part; side; towards; to; guide; opposite to
simp. and trad.
(方向)

Etymology[edit]

From (fāng, “place, region, direction”) + (xiàng, “toward, direction”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

方向

  1. direction; orientation
    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.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

方向 ‎(hiragana ほうこう, romaji hōkō)

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

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References[edit]

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