Japanese Word Entry

書き言葉
Kana:かきことば
Romaji:kakikotoba
Definition: written word, written language
Alternative form: 書きことば

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Chinese characters used in this word

write, book, letter, document, writings
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄨ (shū)
Cantonese: syu1
Japanese: ショ (sho) / か.く (kaku)、 -が.き (-gaki)、 ふみ (fumi)
Korean: 서 (seo)
Vietnamese: thư
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

say, word, words, speech, speak
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄢˊ (yán), ㄧㄢˋ (yàn), ㄧㄣˊ (yín)
Cantonese: jin4
Japanese: ゲン (gen)、 ゴン (gon)、 ギン (gin) / い.う (iu)、 こと (koto)、 ことば (kotoba)
Korean: 언 (eon)
Vietnamese: ngôn, ngân
Variants
Semantic variant form:

leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece, petal, page of book, period
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄝˊ (xié), ㄧㄝˋ (yè), ㄕㄜˋ (shè)
Cantonese: jip6, sip3
Japanese: ヨウ (you)、 ショウ (shou) / は (ha)
Korean: 엽 (yeob), 섭 (seob)
Vietnamese: diệp
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: