市内電車

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ない
Grade: 2
でん
Grade: 2
しゃ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 市内 (shinai, within a city, intracity) +‎ 電車 (densha, electric train).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

市内電車 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 市內電車, hiragana しないでんしゃ, rōmaji shinai densha)

  1. a tram, a streetcar (passenger vehicle)

Usage notes[edit]

Although the kanji literally just mean intracity (electric) train, in common usage, this term indicates an electric train running on city streets, i.e. a tram or streetcar.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan