超特急

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちょう
Grade: S
とく > とっ
Grade: 4
きゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

超特急 (hiragana ちょうとっきゅう, romaji chōtokkyū)

  1. super express (very rapid transportation, particularly of trains)

Usage notes[edit]

Used until 1972 for the Hikari service (fastest service at time) on the shinkansen, the Japanese term has been retired – all shinkansen service is officially 特急 – but the English translation “super express” is used in English-language shinkansen announcements.