消息

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Chinese[edit]

 
consume; news; subside; to disappear; to vanish
 
news; interest; breath; rest
simp. and trad.
(消息)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

消息

  1. (countable, uncountable) message; news; information (Classifier: ; )
    內部消息 / 内部消息  ―  nèibù xiāoxī  ―  inside news
    消息消息 [MSC, trad.]
    消息消息 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ yǒu yī ge hǎo xiāoxi, hé yī ge huài xiāoxi, nǐ xiǎng xiān tīng nǎ yī ge? [Pinyin]
    I have good news and I have bad news - which one would you like to hear first?
    消息  ―  Děng nǐ hǎo xiāoxi.  ―  Look forward to hearing the good news.
  2. (countable) omen
  3. (countable) essence
  4. (countable) mechanism
  5. (countable) hinge; crux

Usage notes[edit]

  • 消息 refers to news as in new information; to express the meaning of news as in reports of current events, use 新聞新闻 (xīnwén).
  • Note that: while in English, "news" is usually not countable, this is not the case in Mandarin, as one can say:
    消息消息等等 [MSC, trad.]
    消息消息等等 [MSC, simp.]
    liǎng ge xiāoxi, sān ge xiāoxi, děngděng [Pinyin]
    Two pieces of news, three pieces of news, etc.

Verb[edit]

消息

  1. to increase and decrease
  2. to subjoin
  3. to change
  4. to rest
  5. to recuperate
  6. to calm down
  7. to deliberate

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3
そく
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

消息 (hiragana しょうそく, rōmaji shōsoku)

  1. word (news, tidings)
  2. recent information, developments

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]

消息 (sosik) (hangeul 소식)

  1. Hanja form? of 소식, “news”.