Chinese Word Entry

百家爭鳴

Simplified Chinese form: 百家争鸣

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄅㄞˇ ㄐㄧㄚ ㄓㄥ ㄇㄧㄥˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): bǎi jiā zhēng míng
Cantonese (Jyutping): baak3 gaa1 zang1 ming4
Definition: a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC

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Chinese characters used in this word

hundred, one hundred, numerous, many
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄞˇ (bǎi), ㄅㄛˊ (bó), ㄇㄛˋ (mò)
Cantonese: baak3
Japanese: ヒャク (hyaku)、 ビャク (byaku)、 ハク (haku) / もも (momo)
Korean: 백 (baeg), 맥 (maeg)
Vietnamese: bách, bá, mạch, vầu
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house, home, family, professional, expert, performer, residence
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄚ (jiā), ㄍㄨ (gū), ㄐㄧㄚˋ (jià), ㄐㄧㄚ˙ (jia), ㄐㄧㄝ˙ (jie)
Cantonese: gaa1, gu1
Japanese: カ (ka)、 ケ (ke)、 コ (ko) / いえ (ie)、 や (ya)、 うち (uchi)
Korean: 가 (ga)
Vietnamese: gia, cô
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to dispute, fight, contend, strive
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄥ (zhēng), ㄓㄥˋ (zhèng)
Cantonese: caang1, zaang1, zang1
Japanese: ソウ (sou) / あらそ.う (arasou)、 いか.でか (ikadeka)
Korean: 쟁 (jaeng)
Vietnamese: tranh, tránh
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Simplified Japanese form:

chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk, cry of bird or animal, make sound
Readings
Mandarin: ㄇㄧㄥˊ (míng)
Cantonese: ming4
Japanese: メイ (mei) / な.く (naku)、 な.る (naru)、 な.らす (narasu)
Korean: 명 (myeong)
Vietnamese: minh
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