英語

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Chinese[edit]

 
flower; hero; brave; outstanding; (abbrev) Britain; English
 
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (英語)
simp. (英语)
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Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of 英格蘭英格兰 (Yīnggélán, “England”) + (, “speech, language”)

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Proper noun[edit]

英語

  1. the English language
    英語母語 [MSC, trad.]
    英语母语 [MSC, simp.]
    yīngyǔ wèi mǔyǔ de rén [Pinyin]
    native English speaker
    英語國家 / 英语国家  ―  yīngyǔ guójiā  ―  English-speaking country
    英語 / 英语  ―  Wǒ huì shuō yīngyǔ.  ―  I can speak English.
    英語 / 英语  ―  Nǐ huì shuō yīngyǔ ma?  ―  Can you speak English?
    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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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
えい
Grade: 4

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Borrowing from Chinese 英語, or a compound coined in Japan of (ei, England) +‎ (-go, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

英語 (hiragana えいご, rōmaji Eigo)

  1. the English language
     (わたし) (えい) () (はな)すことが () ()ます。
    Watashi wa eigo de hanasu koto ga dekimasu.
    I can speak in English.
     () (なた) (えい) () (はな)せますか?
    Anata wa eigo ga hanasemasu ka?
    Can you speak English?
    • 2002 March 9, Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “だい131きょく ためされるすみ [Game 131: Isumi’s Endeavor]”, in ヒカルの碁 [Hikaru’s Go], volume 16 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 4-08-873232-4, page 56:
      オレの () (ほん) ()どう? (わる)くないだろ  (かん) (こく) () (えい) () (はな)すんだぜ  (しゅ) ()だな () (がく)は  () (とま)りはどこ? (ちか)くのホテル?
      Ore no Nihongo dō? Waruku naidaro Kankokugo to Eigo mo hanasunda ze Shumi da na gogaku wa Netomari wa doko? Chikaku no hoteru?
      How’s my Japanese? Not bad, right? I also speak Korean and English. I like learning languages. Where are you staying? Some hotel nearby?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

英語 (yeong-eo) (hangeul 영어)

  1. Hanja form? of 영어, “the English language”.

Okinawan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 英語 (えいご, eigo), itself from Chinese 英語 (yīngyǔ)

Noun[edit]

英語 (hiragana いぇーご, romaji yēgo)

  1. English, the English language