Japanese Word Entry

問題
Kana:もんだい
Definitions:
  1. question (e.g. on a test), problem

  2. problem (e.g. societal, political), question, issue, subject (e.g. of research), case, matter

  3. question (i.e. doubt)

  4. public discussion, controversy

  5. trouble, problem, inconvenience, difficulty


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Chinese characters used in this word

question, ask, problem, ask (about), inquire after
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄣˋ (wèn)
Cantonese: man6
Japanese: モン、 ブン / と.う、 と.い、 とん
Korean:
Vietnamese: vấn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

topic, subject, forehead, title, headline, theme
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄧˊ (tí), ㄉㄧˋ (dì)
Cantonese: tai4
Japanese: ダイ / ひたい
Korean:
Vietnamese: đề
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: