東家

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See also: 东家

Chinese[edit]

east
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
trad. (東家)
simp. (东家)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • The senses “landlord; master; host” are usually pronounced as toneless in Mainland.

Noun[edit]

東家

  1. (literally) one who lives in the east; household living to the east
  2. (literary) landlord; master; boss
  3. host; party-giver; one who treats others to something

Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally, this term was used by a tenant farmer as a form of address to his landlord.

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