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

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Noun[edit]

西方

  1. west
  2. (Buddhism) Alternative name for 西天 (xītiān, “Western Paradise”).

Proper noun[edit]

西方

  1. the Western world; the West

Usage notes[edit]

The Standard Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese defines 西方 (xīfāng) 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.

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Japanese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

西方 (hiragana せいほう, rōmaji seihō)

  1. west, western area

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1960, Tetsuo Hirayama (平山輝男, editor), 全国アクセント辞典 (Zenkoku Akusento Jiten, Nationwide Accent Dictionary), (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Tōkyōdō, →ISBN

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term
西

Noun[edit]

西方

  1. Hán tự form of tây phương (west).