流行性

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
りゅう
Grade: 3
こう
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

流行性 (hiragana りゅうこうせい, romaji ryūkōsei)

  1. epidemic nature (being highly contagious)

Usage notes[edit]

This term nearly always occurs in compounds, specifically names of epidemic diseases such as 流行性感冒 (influenza). The term for an epidemic, or an outbreak of highly contagious disease, is 流行病.

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin liúxíngxìng
Zhuyin ㄌㄧㄡˊ ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄒㄧㄥˋ
IPA (key) /li̯oʊ̯³⁵ ɕiŋ³⁵ ɕiŋ⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

流行性 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin liúxíngxìng)

  1. epidemic