新幹線

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 2
かん
Grade: 5
せん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(new) +‎ 幹線 (main line)

Noun[edit]

新幹線 (hiragana しんかんせん, romaji shinkansen)

  1. Japanese super express, bullet train, a line which extremely fast trains run on in Japan; shinkansen
    a replacement for Japan's national railway company's past main lines

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 新干线
trad. 幹線

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xīn gànxiàn
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄣ ㄍㄢˋ ㄒㄧㄢˋ
IPA (key) /ɕin⁵⁵ ka̠n⁵¹⁻⁵³ ɕi̯ɛn⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

新幹線 (traditional, Pinyin xīn gànxiàn, simplified 新干线)

  1. bullet train; shinkansen

Synonyms[edit]