石油

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せき
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

石油 (hiragana せきゆ, romaji sekiyu)

  1. oil, petroleum
  2. kerosene

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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.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From 石(rock)+油(oil), as it is oil found within rock. Compare petroleum which has a near identical etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shíyóu
Zhuyin ㄕˊ ㄧㄡˊ
IPA (key) /ʂʐ̩³⁵ i̯oʊ̯³⁵/
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Noun[edit]

石油 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shíyóu)

  1. oil, petroleum