人口

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Chinese[edit]

man; person; people mouth; (a measure word)
simp. and trad.
(人口)

Etymology[edit]

From ("person") and ("mouth", cf. "" - "a family with three family members").

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

人口

  1. population
  2. the number of people in a family
  3. mouths to feed
  4. people (in general contexts)

Usage notes[edit]

In Chinese, 人口 ‎(rénkǒu) is used to describe a population of people. To describe a population of species, the term 種群, 种群 ‎(zhǒngqún) is used instead.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じん
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

人口 ‎(hiragana じんこう, romaji jinkō)

  1. population
    • 1947, 宮本百合子, 道標:
      しかし最近 (さいきん)数年間 (すうねんかん)にフランスの農業 (のうぎょう)人口 (じんこう) ()りつづけているということだった。
      shikashi saikin no sūnenkan ni furansu no nōgyō jinkō wa heritsuzukete iru to iu koto datta.
      In recent years, however, the population of French farmers has continued to decrease.

References[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

人口 ‎(in-gu) ‎(hangeul 인구)

  1. Hanja form? of 인구, “population”.