妊娠

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Chinese[edit]

be pregnant pregnant
trad. (妊娠)
simp. #(妊娠)

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Verb[edit]

妊娠

  1. (formal) to gestate; to be pregnant

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is a medical term. The more common term is 懷孕怀孕 (huáiyùn).

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Noun[edit]

妊娠

  1. gestation; pregnancy
    高危妊娠  ―  gāowēi rènshēn  ―  high-risk pregnancy

Synonyms[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This is a medical term. The more common term is 懷孕怀孕 (huáiyùn).

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (妊娠):
  • Japanese: (にん)(しん) (ninshin)
  • Korean: 임신 (妊娠, imsin)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: S
しん
Grade: S
on’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

The "Nintendo fanboy" sense is from a shortening of 任天堂(にんてんどう)信者(しんじゃ) (nintendō shinja, Nintendo believer), written with the kanji for "pregnancy" to carry an infantile nuance.[2]

Noun[edit]

(にん)(しん) (ninshin

  1. pregnancy, conception
  2. (slang, derogatory, video games) a Nintendo fanboy, Nintendrone
    Synonym: 任豚

Verb[edit]

(にん)(しん)する (ninshin suruintransitive suru (stem (にん)(しん) (ninshin shi), past (にん)(しん)した (ninshin shita))

  1. conceive (to become pregnant)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ Brian Ashcraft (July 12, 2013), “Why Nintendo Fans Are Called “Pigs” (and Other Things) in Japan”, in Kotaku[1], retrieved July 6, 2021

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

妊娠 (imsin) (hangeul 임신)

  1. Hanja form? of 임신 (pregnancy).