少年

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

少年

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) early youth (from ten to sixteen)
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) juvenile, youngster

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

少年

  1. (chiefly Min Nan) young

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 2
ねん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
少年 (しょうねん)

Etymology[edit]

/seunen/ → /syoːnen/ [ɕoːnen].

Noun[edit]

少年 (hiragana しょうねん, romaji shōnen, historical hiragana せうねん)

  1. boy, young man

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 子供 (kodomo, child)
  • 少女 (shōjo, young girl)
  • 女性 (josei, lady (adult woman))
  • 青年 (seinen, young man)

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

少年 (sonyeon) (hangeul 소년)

  1. Hanja form? of 소년, “boy, young person”.