Japanese Word Entry

紅白歌合戰

Simplified Japanese form: 紅白歌合戦

Kana:こうはくうたがっせん
Definition: Red and White singing contest, annual contest between male and female popular singers on New Year's Eve (sponsored and broadcast by NHK)

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Chinese characters used in this word

crimson, deep red, red, vermillion, blush, flush
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄥˊ (hóng), ㄍㄨㄥ (gōng), ㄐㄧㄤˋ (jiàng)
Cantonese: gung1, hung4
Japanese: コウ、 ク / べに、 くれない、 あか.い
Korean: 홍, 공
Vietnamese: hồng
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white, pure, unblemished, bright
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄞˊ (bái), ㄅㄛˊ (bó)
Cantonese: baak6
Japanese: ハク、 ビャク / しろ、 しら-、 しろ.い、 もうす
Korean: 백, 배
Vietnamese: bạch

song, sing, lyrics, chant, praise
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄜ (gē)
Cantonese: go1
Japanese: カ / うた、 うた.う
Korean:
Vietnamese: ca
Variants
Semantic variant form:

fit, suit, join, 0.1, combine, unite, gather
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄜˊ (hé), ㄍㄜˇ (gě)
Cantonese: gap3, hap6
Japanese: ゴウ、 ガッ、 カッ、 カツ、 ガツ / あ.う、 -あ.う、 あ.い、 あい-、 -あ.い、 あ.わす、 あ.わせる、 -あ.わせる
Korean:
Vietnamese: hợp, cáp
Variants
Semantic variant form:

war, fighting, battle
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄢˋ (zhàn)
Cantonese: zin3
Japanese: セン / いくさ、 たたか.う、 おのの.く、 そよぐ
Korean:
Vietnamese: chiến
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