幼稚園

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 6

Grade: S
えん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Calque of German kindergarten (children’s garden): 幼稚 (ようち) (yōchi, childish, infantile) +  (えん) (en, garden)

Noun[edit]

幼稚園 (hiragana ようちえん, romaji yōchien)

  1. (education) kindergarten

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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.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 幼稚园
trad. 幼稚

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yòuzhìyuán
Zhuyin ㄧㄡˋ ㄓˋ ㄩㄢˊ
IPA (key) /i̯oʊ̯⁵¹⁻⁵³ ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵¹ y̯ɛn³⁵/

Noun[edit]

幼稚園 (traditional, Pinyin yòuzhìyuán, simplified 幼稚园)

  1. (chiefly Taiwan) kindergarten; nursery school

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