海外

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea
 
outside; in addition; foreign; external
simp. and trad.
(海外)
anagram 外海

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (32) (31)
Final () (41) (26)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/hʌiX/ /ŋuɑiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/həiX/ /ŋʷɑiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/xɒiX/ /ŋuɑiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/həjX/ /ŋwajH/
Li
Rong
/xᴀiX/ /ŋuɑiH/
Wang
Li
/xɒiX/ /ŋuɑiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xɑ̆iX/ /ŋuɑiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
hǎi wuì

Noun[edit]

海外

  1. overseas; abroad

Antonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
がい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 海外 (xojX ngwajH, literally sea + outside, beyond). Compare modern Mandarin 海外 (hǎiwài).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海外 (hiragana かいがい, rōmaji kaigai)

  1. the area beyond the borders, overseas, foreign countries

Usage notes[edit]

As Japan is an island nation, all other countries are “beyond the sea”. This word is thus often used synonymously with 国際 (kokusai, international).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

海外 (hae-oe) (hangeul 해외)

  1. Hanja form? of 해외, “overseas”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

海外

  1. Hán tự form of hải ngoại, “overseas