漢語

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See also: 汉语

Chinese[edit]

Han people speech; language; dialect
trad. (漢語)
simp. (汉语)

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漢語

  1. the Chinese language
    漢語 / 汉语  ―  Nǐ huì shuō hànyǔ ma?  ―  Can you speak Chinese?
    英語漢語 [MSC, trad.]
    英语汉语 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā jì huì shuō yīngyǔ yòu huì shuō hànyǔ. [Pinyin]
    She can speak both English and Chinese.

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 漢語 (MC hɑnH ŋɨʌX, “Han, Chinese + speech, language”).

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Noun[edit]

漢語 (hiragana かんご, rōmaji kango)

  1. kango: a Japanese word of Chinese origin, or a Japanese word coined along Chinese lines (a Sino-Japanese word), such as 社会 (shakai, society) or 共和国 (kyōwakoku, republic)
    Kango are usually written in kanji, and read with the on'yomi (音読み). Contrast with wago (和語)
    Antonym: 和語 (wago) (Japanese word of native Japanese origin)
  2. (less commonly) the Chinese language
    Synonym: 中国語 (Chūgokugo)
  3. the ancient Chinese language, the language of the Han () ethnicity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN