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勉強

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Japanese

Kanji in this term
See also 勉強する

Noun

勉強 (hiragana べんきょう, romaji benkyō)

  1. study
    成績のためだけの勉強
    せいせきのためだけのべんきょう
    Seiseki no tame dake no benkyō.
    Study for the sole purpose of getting good grades.
    ここは部活などよりも勉強に熱心なえだ。
    ここはぶかつなどよりべんきょうにねっしんながっこうだ。
    Koko wa bukatsu nado yori mo benkyō ni nesshin na kōkō da.
    This high school is more serious about studies than clubs and sports.

Derived terms

See also

  • 学修 (がくしゅう, gakushū)
  • 学習 (がくしゅう, gakushū)

Mandarin

simplified

勉强

traditional

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ miɛn˧˥tɕʰiaŋ˨˩˦ ]

Adjective

勉強 (traditional, Pinyin miǎnqiǎng, simplified 勉强)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) forced; inadequate

Adverb

勉強 (traditional, Pinyin miǎnqiǎng, simplified 勉强)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) reluctantly; in a forced manner

Verb

勉強 (traditional, Pinyin miǎnqiǎng, simplified 勉强)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) to force somebody to do something

References

  • Wu, Jingrong (ed.) (1985). The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English). Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press. ISBN 0471867969.
  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

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