初級

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Chinese[edit]

 
at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
 
level; grade; rank; step
trad. (初級)
simp. (初级)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

初級

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) elementary, primary

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
きゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/ɕokipu//ɕokiɸu/*/ɕokiwu//ɕokiu//ɕokjuː/

From Middle Chinese compound 初級 ‎(tsrhjo kjap?, literally beginning + level, grade). Compare modern Min Nan chho͘-kip or Cantonese co1 kap1.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

初級 ‎(hiragana しょきゅう, romaji shokyū, historical hiragana しょきふ)

  1. elementary level, beginning grade, beginner's class
    初級 (しょきゅう)日本語 (にほんご)
    "Shokyū Nihongo"
    Beginner's Japanese”, “Introductory Japanese”

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9