知性

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Chinese[edit]

to know; to be aware
 
sex; nature; surname; suffix corresponding to ‑ness or ‑ity
simp. and trad.
(知性)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

知性

  1. (usually of a woman) intelligent and thoughtful; astute and knowledgeable

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (知性):
  • Japanese:  () (せい) (chisei)
  • Korean: 지성 (知性, jiseong)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 知性.

Noun[edit]

知性 (hiragana ちせい, rōmaji chisei)

  1. The intellect; intelligence; smarts.
    • あの子は知性があるよね。
      あのこはちせいがあるよね。
      Ano ko wa chisei ga aru yo ne.
      That kid's got smarts. / That kid is intelligent.
  2. The mind; logical thinking, as opposed to the emotions.
    • この二人は知性と感情両方で分かち合います。
      このふたりはちせいとかんじょうりょうほうでわかちあいます。
      Kono futari wa chisei to kanjō ryōhō de wakachiaimasu.
      These two understand each other, both mind and heart.