時代

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

時代 (hiragana じだい, romaji jidai)

  1. age, era, period (of time)
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 野分:
      徳川政府 (とくがわせいふ)時代 (じだい)じゃあるまいし」と ()った。
      tokugawa seifu no jidai ja aru mai shi" to itta.
      "This isn't the Tokugawa era, after all" he said.
  2. the times, spirit of the age
    • 1909, 夏目漱石, 永日小品:
      これも時代 (じだい)のせいだろう。
      kore mo jidai no sei darō.
      It's another example of the times we live in.
  3. antiquity
  4. a time in one's life, one's days (in college etc.)
    • 1908, 夏目漱石, 坑夫:
      青年 (せいねん) (じょう)時代 (じだい)だ。
      seinen wa jō no jidai da.
      Youth is a passionate time in one's life.

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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.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

時代 (sidae) (hangeul 시대)

  1. Hanja form? of 시대, “times, era”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 时代
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shídài
Zhuyin ㄕˊ ㄉㄞˋ
IPA (key) /ʂʐ̩³⁵ taɪ̯⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

時代 (traditional, Pinyin shídài, simplified 时代)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) times; age; epoch; era

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