初年

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Chinese[edit]

 
at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
year
simp. and trad.
(初年)
anagram 年初

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

初年

  1. first years of a historical period
  2. (formal) first spring month (i.e. first month of the lunar year)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
ねん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

初年 (hiragana しょねん, rōmaji shonen)

  1. the first year that something is begun
  2. the early years of a period
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
はつ
Grade: 4
とし
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

初年 (hiragana はつとし, rōmaji hatsutoshi)

  1. a new year