祖先

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
せん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

祖先 (hiragana そせん, romaji sosen)

  1. ancestor

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zǔxiān
Zhuyin ㄗㄨˇ ㄒㄧㄢ
IPA (key) /t͡su²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ɕi̯ɛn⁵⁵/
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Noun[edit]

祖先 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zǔxiān)

  1. ancestors, forebears, forefathers