Chinese Word Entry

除舊更新

Simplified Chinese form: 除旧更新

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄔㄨˊ ㄐㄧㄡˋ ㄍㄥ ㄒㄧㄣ
Mandarin (Pinyin): chú jiù gēng xīn
Cantonese (Jyutping): ceoi4 gau6 gang1 san1
Definition: to replace the old with new (idiom)

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Chinese characters used in this word

exclude, division (x/3), remove, abolish, cancel, except, eliminate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄨˊ (chú), ㄓㄨˋ (zhù), ㄕㄨ (shū)
Cantonese: ceoi4, cyu4
Japanese: ジョ (jo)、 ジ (ji) / のぞ.く (nozoku)、 -よ.け (-yoke)、 はらう (harau)
Korean: 제 (je)
Vietnamese: trừ

old things, old friend, old times, former, ex-, old, ancient, past
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄡˋ (jiù)
Cantonese: gau6
Japanese: キュウ (kyuu) / ふる.い (furui)、 もと (moto)、 ひさしい (hisashii)、 ひさしく (hisashiku)
Korean: 구 (gu)
Vietnamese: cựu
Variants
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Simplified Japanese form:

grow late, night watch, sit up late, of course, renew, renovate, again, more and more, further, more, still further, much more
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄥˋ (gèng), ㄍㄥ (gēng)
Cantonese: ang1, gaang1, gang1, gang3
Japanese: コウ (kou) / さら (sara)、 さら.に (sarani)、 ふ.ける (fukeru)、 ふ.かす (fukasu)、 あらためる (aratameru)
Korean: 경 (gyeong), 갱 (gaeng)
Vietnamese: canh, cánh, xâu

new, recent, fresh, modern
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄣ (xīn)
Cantonese: san1
Japanese: シン (shin) / あたら.しい (atarashii)、 あら.た (arata)、 あら- (ara-)、 にい- (nii-)、 にい (nii)
Korean: 신 (sin)
Vietnamese: tân