kanji

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漢字(かんじ) (kanji, Chinese characters), from Middle Chinese (MC hɑnH, “Han dynasty, China”) + Middle Chinese (MC d͡zɨH, “[written] character”) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự).

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kanji (plural kanji or kanjis)

  1. (uncountable) The system of writing Japanese using Chinese characters.
    Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji and kana.
    These variations cannot be said to be extraordinary in their appearance; Inoue, Sugishima, Ukita, Minagawa, and Kashu (1994) report that variation is common even among high frequency words for which kanji is the typical representation. [1]
    Kana is a syllabic script, and kanji is a logographic or ideographic script. [2]
  2. Any individual Chinese character as used in the Japanese language.
    I know about a thousand kanji.

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French[edit]

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  • (file)

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kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

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kanji (plural, first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

  1. tapioca.

Etymology 2[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

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kanji (plural kanji-kanji)

  1. give up.

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漢字(かんじ) (kanji, Han characters), from Middle Chinese (xàn, Han dynasty, China) + (dzì, [written] character) (compare Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Min Nan 漢字 (hàn-jī, hàn-lī), and Cantonese 漢字 (hon3 zi6)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kan.d͡ʒi/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ji

Noun[edit]

kanji (plural, first-person possessive kanjiku, second-person possessive kanjimu, third-person possessive kanjinya)

  1. Han characters in Japanese language usage.

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kanji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かんじ

Malay[edit]

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kanji

  1. starch

Portuguese[edit]

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kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji (Chinese characters in Japanese context)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji