地下鉄

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 1
てつ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation for 地下鉄道 (ちかてつどう, chikatetsudō, underground railway), from 地下 (ちか, chika, underground) + 鉄道 (てつどう, tetsudō, railway).

Noun[edit]

地下鉄 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 地下鐵, hiragana ちかてつ, romaji chikatetsu)

  1. (rail transport) (AmE) subway; (BrE) underground; (BrE) tube

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References[edit]

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