書房

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See also: 书房

Chinese[edit]

book; letter house
trad. (書房)
simp. (书房)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: ze1 bang5 - Chaozhou.

Noun[edit]

書房

  1. study (room)
  2. (Dungan) library

Usage notes[edit]

In Chinese, the common word for study (as in a room designated for reading or writing) is 書房书房 (shūfáng); its 雅稱雅称 (yǎchēng, “elegant name”) is 書齋书斋 (shūzhāi) or 文房 (wénfáng).

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (書房):
  • Japanese: 書房(しょぼう) (shobō)
  • Korean: 서방 (書房, seobang)
  • Vietnamese: thư phòng (書房)

References[edit]

  • Duffus, William (1883), “study”, in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, Swatow: English Presbyterian Mission Press, page 258

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 2
ぼう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

書房(しょぼう) (shobō

  1. study (room)
  2. bookshop