少子化

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Chinese[edit]

 
young; few; little; lack
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
 
to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform
simp. and trad.
(少子化)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese (see below).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

少子化

  1. low birth rate

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 2

Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi
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Noun[edit]

少子化 ‎(hiragana しょうしか, romaji shōshika)

  1. decline in the number or proportion of children in the population due to a declining birth rate