地球

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Chinese[edit]

 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
ball; sphere
simp. and trad.
(地球)

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

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Noun[edit]

地球

  1. the Earth; globe; world; the planet (Classifier: )

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (地球):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huang Heqing (黃河清), 利玛窦对汉语的贡献, 2003

Japanese[edit]

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地球 (chikyū): the globe, the Earth.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きゅう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese 地球, coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

地球 (hiragana ちきゅう, rōmaji Chikyū, historical hiragana ちきう)

  1. (astronomy, mythology) Earth; Terra
     () (きゅう) (にじゅう) () () (かん) (ごと) (いっ) (かい)自転 (じてん)します。
    Chikyū wa nijūyo jikan goto ni ikkaijiten shimasu.
    The Earth rotates once every 24 hours.
     () (きゅう)太陽系 (たいようけい)第3惑星 (だいさんわくせい)です。
    Chikyū wa taiyōkei no daisan wakusei desu.
    The Earth is the third planet of the Solar System.
    それでも () (きゅう) (うご)く。
    Sore de mo chikyū wa ugoku.
    And yet the Earth moves.
    • 1988 July 30, Fujiko F. Fujio, “かいめいさくどうだいかん うらしまろう [World’s Renowned Fairy Tales Book 3: Urashima Tarō]”, in ポストの中の明日 [Post-Mid-Tomorrow] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 2), volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), 10th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-140702-1, page 117:
       () (きゅう)は、サルのわく星になっていましたとさ。
      Chikyū wa, saru no wakusei ni natteimashita to sa.
      Meanwhile, Earth became the planet of the apes.
    • 1999 October 17, “げんからのしんりゃくしゃ [Invader from a Different Dimension]”, in Booster 5 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (ぎん) () (けい) (そと)から () (きゅう)にやってきた () (ちゅう) (じん)
      Gingakei no soto kara Chikyū ni yattekita uchūjin.
      An alien that came to Earth from outside the Milky Way.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Huang Heqing (黃河清), 利玛窦对汉语的贡献, 2003
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

地球 (Jigu) (hangeul 지구)

  1. Hanja form? of 지구, “Earth”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

地球

  1. Hán tự form of Địa Cầu, “Earth