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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Sino-Xenic (英語):

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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?

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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]

Borrowing 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