秘密

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See also: 祕密

Chinese[edit]

secret
 
secret; confidential; close; thick; dense
trad. (秘密/祕密) /
simp. (秘密)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: Initial of first syllable is irregular (due to assimilation).

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (4)
Final () (17) (49)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pˠiɪH/ /mˠiɪt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/pᵚiH/ /mᵚit̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/piɪH/ /miet̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pjiH/ /mjit̚/
Li
Rong
/pjiH/ /mjĕt̚/
Wang
Li
/piH/ /mĭĕt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/piH/ /mi̯ĕt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ mit ›
Old
Chinese
/*mri[t]/
English dense

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 553 591
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mpriɡs/ /*mriɡ/
Notes

Noun[edit]

秘密

  1. secret (knowledge that is hidden)
    心虛解釋關於公開秘密什麼了不起什麼對不起 [MSC, trad.]
    心虚解释关于公开秘密什么了不起什么对不起 [MSC, simp.]
    Yuè xīnxū yuè jiěshì guānyú nǐ hé tā gōngkāi de mìmì. Méi shénme liǎobùqǐ, shuō shénme duìbùqǐ? [Pinyin]
    The more [you are] afraid of being found out, the more [you] [try to] explain the public secret of you and her. [It's] nothing special, why apologize?

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

秘密

  1. secret (being or kept hidden)

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (祕密):
  • Japanese: ()(みつ) (himitsu)
  • Korean: 비밀 (祕密, bimil)
  • Vietnamese: bí mật (祕密)
  • Zhuang: mimiz
  • Related terms[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji in this term

    Grade: 6
    みつ
    Grade: 6
    on’yomi

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    秘密(ひみつ) (himitsu

    1. secret
      ハリー・ポッターと()(みつ)()()
      Harī Pottā to Himitsu no Heya
      Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
      • 1905, 夏目漱石, 吾輩は猫である:
        下女(げじょ)国事(こくじ)秘密(ひみつ)でも(はか)(とき)のように大得意(だいとくい)である。
        Gejo wa kokuji no himitsu demo hakaru toki no yō ni daitokui de aru.
        The maid acted as if she were telling him some kind of national secret.

    Synonyms[edit]

    Usage notes[edit]

    More formal than 内緒(ないしょ) (naisho), though both can be used in casual setting.

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

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

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja in this term

    Noun[edit]

    秘密 (bimil) (hangeul 비밀)

    1. Hanja form? of 비밀 (secret).

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Hán tự in this term

    Noun[edit]

    秘密

    1. Hán tự form of bí mật (secret).