元年

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: 2
ねん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

元年 (hiragana がんねん, romaji gannen)

  1. the first year of an imperial reign
    平成 (へいせい)元年 (がんねん)
    heisei gannen
    the first year of the Heisei era (1989)

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yuánnián
Zhuyin ㄩㄢˊ ㄋㄧㄢˊ
IPA (key) /y̯ɛn³⁵ ni̯ɛn³⁵/

Noun[edit]

元年 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuánnián)

  1. (calendar) the first year