電視

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Chinese[edit]

electric; electricity; electrical to look at; to regard; to inspect
trad. (電視)
simp. (电视)
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Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing from Japanese 電視 (でんし) (denshi, television), based on 電話 (でんわ) (denwa, telephone).[1]

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Noun[edit]

電視

  1. television; TV; the small screen
    電視 / 电视  ―  shàng diànshì  ―  to be on TV
    喜歡電視 / 喜欢电视  ―  Wǒ xǐhuān kàn diànshì.  ―  I like to watch TV.
    鍾意電視 [Cantonese, trad.]
    钟意电视 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Ngo5 hou2 zung1 ji3 tai2 din6 si6. [Jyutping]
    I like to watch TV.
  2. television set; TV set

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tatsuo Miyajima, “Terebi” to “denshi”, in 西学東漸と東亜近代新語新概念, 2008.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
でん
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Grade: 6
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

電視 (hiragana でんし, rōmaji denshi)

  1. (obsolete) television