小惑星

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
わく
Grade: S
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi goon kan’on
 小惑星 on Japanese Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From (shō-, small; little) +‎ 惑星 (wakusei, planet). Compare Chinese 小行星 (xiǎoxíngxīng), Korean 소행성 (sohaengseong), Vietnamese tiểu hành tinh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) しょーわせー [shòówáꜜkùsèè] (Nakadaka – [3])
  • IPA(key): [ɕo̞ːɰᵝa̠kɯ̟̊ᵝse̞ː]

Noun[edit]

(しょう)(わく)(せい) (shōwakuseiせうわくせい (sewakusei)?

  1. an asteroid