西方

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Chinese[edit]

west
 
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
simp. and trad.
(西方)
西

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

西方

  1. west
  2. (Buddhism) Alternative name for 西天 (xītiān).

Proper noun[edit]

西方

  1. the West

Usage notes[edit]

The Standard Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese defines 西方 in the modern sense as being made up of the various developed capitalist countries, which includes Japan. However, Japan is generally not considered a Western country by the average native speaker of Chinese.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
西
せい
Grade: 2
ほう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

西方 (hiragana せいほう, rōmaji seihō)

  1. west, western area

Related terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word
西

Noun[edit]

西方

  1. Hán tự form of tây phương, “west