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東西

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Japanese

Kanji in this term
西

Noun

東西 (hiragana とうざい, romaji tōzai)

  1. East and West, from east to west

See also


Mandarin

simplified

东西

traditional

西

Etymology

Literally, the two morphemes that compose this word mean east and west

Pronunciation

Noun

東西 (traditional, Pinyin dōngxī, simplified 东西)

  1. east and west, from east to west

Noun

東西 (traditional, Pinyin dōngxi, simplified 东西)

  1. something; thing

Usage notes

  • 東西 means thing in a physical sense, whereas 事情 means thing in an abstract sense.

See also


Min Nan

simplified

东西

traditional

西

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ taŋ˧˧sai˥˥ ]

Noun

東西 (traditional, POJ tang-sai, simplified 东西)

  1. east and west, from east to west

Usage notes

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