民主

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
みん
Grade: 4
しゅ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 民主. Repurposed in China in the mid-1860s, giving the word a new meaning, during the translation of the book Elements of International Law into Chinese.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

民主 (hiragana みんしゅ, romaji minshu)

  1. democracy

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 陳 (Bao), 生保(Chen Sheng) (1996-12-17), "中国語の中の日本語 (Chinese Borrowings from the Japanese Language), paper presented at the Japanese Language Research Forum held by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies" (in Japanese), International Research Center for Japanese Studies. URL accessed on 2012-06-15.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mínzhǔ
Zhuyin ㄇㄧㄣˊ ㄓㄨˇ
IPA (key) /min³⁵ ʈ͡ʂu²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
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Adjective[edit]

民主 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mínzhǔ)

  1. democratic

Noun[edit]

民主 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mínzhǔ)

  1. democracy

See also[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

民主 (traditional, POJ bîn-chú)