マンション

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マンション (manshon): high-rise condominium buildings.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English mansion.[1][2] The term gained currency in the latter half of the 1950s, used to lend an air of luxury to high-density residential development projects.[3]

Note that while English mansion most commonly means “large house”, it is also occasionally used to mean “luxurious apartment”, and this latter usage was borrowed into Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

マンション (romaji manshon)

  1. a condominium
  2. an apartment building
  3. a large apartment; a large flat

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 2010: 日本の不動産業 (Nihon no Fudōsan Gyō, “Real Estate in Japan”; in Japanese), page 10; The Real Estate Companies Association of Japan.