山田

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Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill field; farm
simp. and trad.
(山田)
variant forms 山塍 Min Nan
山堘 Min Nan

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

山田

  1. (archaic) to hunt in the mountain
Noun[edit]

山田

  1. (archaic) low-quality farmland

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 山田 (Yamada).

Proper noun[edit]

山田

  1. A Japanese surname: Yamada

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

山田

  1. (Xiamen and Zhangzhou Hokkien, agriculture) terraced fields; terrace

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1

Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

(yama, mountain) +‎ (ta, rice field)

Proper noun[edit]

山田 (hiragana やまだ, rōmaji Yamada)

  1. a place name
  2. A habitational surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

This name is used as the stereotypical Japanese family name in 山田太郎 Yamada Tarō (male) and 山田花子 Yamada Hanako (female), similar to John and Jane Smith in English.