支那

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: S

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sinitic, from Sanskrit चीन (cīna, China)

Proper noun[edit]

支那 (hiragana しな, romaji Shina)

  1. China (prewar; often derogatory in modern speech)

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Zhīnà
Zhuyin ㄓ ㄋㄚˋ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵⁵ na̠⁵¹/

Proper noun[edit]

支那 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Zhīnà)

  1. (derogatory) China