地下鉄道

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 1
てつ
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

地下 (underground) +‎ 鉄道 (railway)

Noun[edit]

地下鉄道 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 地下鐵道, hiragana ちかてつどう, rōmaji chikatetsudō)

  1. (rail transport) rapid transit; (AmE) subway; (BrE) underground; (BrE) tube (abbr. 地下鉄)

Usage notes[edit]

The abbreviation 地下鉄 (chikatetsu) is much more commonly used.