方面

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Chinese[edit]

 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
 
face; side; surface; aspect; top
simp. and trad.
(方面)

Etymology[edit]

Attestable in ancient Chinese texts; in the modern sense of "aspect", reborrowing from Japanese 方面 (ほうめん) (hōmen).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

方面

  1. aspect; side; (on the one) hand; facet; respect (Classifier: m)
  2. (archaic, literary) direction
  3. (archaic, literary) official post; duty

Usage notes[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

方面 (hiragana ほうめん, rōmaji hōmen)

  1. direction
  2. area, district
  3. field of study, line of work

Synonyms[edit]

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 term

Noun[edit]

方面 (bangmyeon) (hangeul 방면)

  1. Hanja form? of 방면, “direction; field, area”.