地球

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Japanese[edit]

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地球: the globe, the Earth.
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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 地球 (*dhì ??, literally earth ball). Compare modern Min Nan 地球 (tē-kiû).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

地球 (hiragana ちきゅう, historical hiragana ちきう, romaji chikyū)

  1. the globe, the whole world

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

地球 (hiragana ちきゅう, historical hiragana ちきう, romaji Chikyū)

  1. (astronomy, mythology) Earth, Terra
    地球 (ちきゅう)24時間毎 (にじゅうよじかんごと)1回自転 (いっかいじてん)します。
    Chikyū wa ni jū yo jikan goto ni ikkai jiten shimasu.
    The Earth rotates once every 24 hours.
    地球 (ちきゅう)太陽系 (たいようけい)第3惑星 (だいさんわくせい)です。
    Chikyū wa taiyōkei no daisan wakusei desu.
    The Earth is the third planet of the Solar System.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

地球 (jigu) (hangeul 지구)

  1. Hanja form? of 지구, “Earth”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dìqiú
Zhuyin ㄉㄧˋ ㄑㄧㄡˊ
IPA (key) /ti⁵¹ t͡ɕʰi̯oʊ̯³⁵/
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Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing, erhua-ed)
Pinyin dìqiúr
Zhuyin ㄉㄧˋ ㄑㄧㄡˊㄦ
IPA (key) /ti⁵¹ t͡ɕʰjɤʊɻ³⁵/

Noun[edit]

地球 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin dìqiú)

  1. the Earth; globe; world

Derived terms[edit]

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