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Etymology

From (えい, ei) short for "England" + (, go) meaning "-ism" or "speech, language".

Noun

英語 (hiragana えいご, romaji eigo)

  1. English, the English language
    英語話すことができます。
    わたしはえいごではなすことができます。
    Watashi wa eigo de hanasu koto ga dekimasu.
    I can speak English.
    貴方英語話すことができますか?
    あなたえいごではなすことができますか?
    Anata wa eigo de hanasu koto ga dekimasu ka?
    Can you speak English?

Derived terms


Korean

Noun

英語 (hanja, romanization yeong-eo, hangeul 영어)

  1. the English language

Mandarin

simplified

英语

traditional

Etymology

(Yīng) "English" + (yǔ) "speech, language"

Pronunciation

Noun

英語 (traditional, Pinyin Yīngyǔ, simplified 英语)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) the English language

Synonyms

References

  • 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.

Min Nan

simplified

英语

traditional

Pronunciation

Noun

英語 (traditional, POJ Eng-gí or Eng-gú, simplified 英语)

  1. the (spoken) English language

Synonyms

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