小刀

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From (ko, small, little) + (katana, sword, blade) or
from (shō, small, little) + (, sword, blade)

Noun[edit]

小刀 (hiragana こがたな, romaji kogatana)

小刀 (hiragana しょうとう, romaji shōtō)

  1. small knife, short sword

Usage notes[edit]

  • kogatana is used more commonly than shōtō

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎodāo
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄉㄠ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ tɑʊ̯⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

小刀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎodāo)

  1. short sword
  2. pocketknife; penknife