少年

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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, historical hiragana せうねん, romaji shōnen)

  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”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shàonián
Zhuyin ㄕㄠˋ ㄋㄧㄢˊ
IPA (key) /ʂɑʊ̯⁵¹ ni̯ɛn³⁵/

Noun[edit]

少年 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shàonián)

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

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕiau˥˧lɪɛn˧˥ ]

Adjective[edit]

少年 (traditional and simplified, POJ siàu-liân)

  1. young

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]