材料

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Chinese[edit]

material
 
material; stuff; grain; feed; to expect; to anticipate; to guess
simp. and trad.
(材料)

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Noun[edit]

材料

  1. material; stuff; ingredient
    材料加工工程  ―  cáiliào jiāgōng gōngchéng  ―  material processing engineering
  2. data
  3. reference material; document; documentation
    提供材料  ―  xū tígōng cáiliào  ―  supporting documentation
  4. makings; material (person of a specified quality)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ざい
Grade: 4
りょう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 材料 (dzoj lewH, literally materials + ingredients). Compare modern Mandarin reading cáiliào.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

材料 (hiragana ざいりょう, rōmaji zairyō)

  1. a concrete material:
    1. ingredients for food
    2. materials for building something, such as furniture
  2. abstract material:
    1. data
    2. a subject to write about
    3. news
    4. a factor influencing markets

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0