幼稚園

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See also: 幼稚园

Chinese[edit]

very young garden
trad. (幼稚園) 幼稚
simp. (幼稚园) 幼稚

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: yô-chi-én - from Japanese pronunciation.

Noun[edit]

幼稚園

  1. (Taiwan, Hong Kong or dialectal) kindergarten; nursery school

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 6

Grade: S
えん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 幼稚 (yōchi, infantile) +‎ (en, garden).[1][2][3] The term is apparently a calque of German Kindergarten (children's garden), as Japanese yōchien were started in 1876 based on the German model initiated by Friedrich Fröbel in 1837 and on the term Kindergarten that he coined in 1840.[2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

幼稚園 (hiragana ようちえん, rōmaji yōchien, historical hiragana えうちゑん)

  1. a kindergarten; a nursery school

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

幼稚園 (yuchiwon, McCune-Reischauer: yuch'iwŏn, Yale: yuchiwen) (hangeul 유치원)

  1. Hanja form? of 유치원, “kindergarten”.