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The meaning in modern Chinese is "soup" or "hot/boiling water". The simplified character is 汤. It's composed of a water radical 氵 and 昜, which means "to open out, to expand". The original meaning was "hot water, and the sound which emanates from it [熱水也從水昜聲]" — hence the usage of the 昜 component. (see 说文解字 at hanziyuan....


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To answer your main question directly: Yes, 精度 (seido) can be used to mean "accuracy" or "precision" in most contexts. Nevertheless, in certain contexts, where "accuracy" and "precision" are distinguished (e.g. scientific), there may be better-defined words (e.g. 正確 (seikaku) for "accuracy", 精密 (seimitsu) for ...


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Note that 先生 does not strictly mean "teacher". 先生 is used as a title toward many types of superiours/leaders with some kind of expertise: teachers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, even the pastor at my Christian church. See this link for more information about applicability. 先 - Means "previous" or "before" 生 - Means "...


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I often hear such a phrase like 当たり前のことが一番難しい, which roughly says "Ordinary things are the most difficult (to do)". I don't know if it is a fixed saying, as I searched Google I found many variations in wording e.g. 「当たり前が~」「~ことをするのが~」「当たり前のことを当たり前にやる(の/こと)が~」「当たり前のことほど~」 and so on. It seems considered to be a witty quote so that is printed on a ...


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I'd like to address your questions directly. I was reading about Wasei-kango, and am bemused why Japanese-made Chinese words is translated as 和製漢語. Why not 日本製漢語? Stylistically speaking, there is a preference for four-character compounds. There is a very long history of four-character compounds, deriving from stylistic practices developed long ago in ...


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和 (pronounced “wa” in Japanese and “wo” in Chinese) is an old name for Japan, older than 日本. Sometimes it was written as 倭 (which has negative connotations when used by Chinese to refer to Japan). It is still used to refer to Japan in number of words (和製英語、和食、和室、和式、和服、和牛). However it is not an official name for Japan. Actually Japan doesn’t have an official ...


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