当初

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Chinese[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

当初

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) originally

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
しょ
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

当初 (hiragana とうしょ, romaji tōsho)

  1. the initial, the beginning, the original, at first
    • 1946, 伊丹万作, わが妻の記:
      結婚 (けっこん)当初 (とうしょ)半年 (はんとし)くらいは、晩飯 (ばんめし)食卓 (しょくたく)料理 (りょうり)十品 (じゅっぴん)くらい (なら)んでいた。
      kekkon tōsho no hantoshi-kurai wa, banmeshi no shokutaku ni ryōri ga juppin-kurai narande ita.
      For about the first six months after we were married, there were about ten dishes on the dinner table every night.