中心

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
しん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (chū, center) + (shin, core)

Noun[edit]

中心 (hiragana ちゅうしん, romaji chūshin)

  1. center, middle, heart, core (physical center)
    • 1931, 宮本百合子, ワルシャワのメーデー:
      広場 (ひろば)中心 (ちゅうしん) ()くと、やっと、行列 (ぎょうれつ)らしいものがあった。
      hiroba no chūshin e iku to, yatto, gyōretsu-rashī mono ga atta.
      She went to the middle of the plaza and finally found a sort of queue.
  2. center, hub (most important area of activity)
    • 1908, 夏目漱石, 坑夫:
       (こと) (おこ)りを調 (しら)べて ()ると、中心 (ちゅうしん)には一人 (ひとり)少女 (しょうじょ)がいる。
      koto no okori o shirabete miru to, chūshin ni wa hitori no shōjo ga iru.
      If you investigate its origins, you'll find one girl at the center of it all.
  3. crux, main point
    • 1921, 豊島与志雄, 反抗:
      今後 (こんご)生活 (せいかつ)問題 (もんだい)中心 (ちゅうしん)だった。
      kongo no seikatsu ga mondai no chūshin datta.
      The main issue was how we would live from then on.

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Noun[edit]

中心 (jungsim) (hangeul 중심)

  1. Hanja form? of 중심, “center, middle”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhōngxīn
Zhuyin ㄓㄨㄥ ㄒㄧㄣ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʊŋ⁵⁵ ɕin⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

中心 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhōngxīn)

  1. center

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