延長

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Chinese[edit]

to prolong; to extend; to delay
 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
trad. (延長)
simp. (延长)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

延長

  1. to lengthen; to extend; to prolong

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

延長

  1. () Yanchang County (county in Shaanxi province, China)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 6
ちょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

(えん, en: “extend”) + (ちょう, chō: “long”)

Noun[edit]

延長 (hiragana えんちょう, rōmaji enchō)

  1. An extension of length or period; lengthening
    • 1949, 永井隆, この子を残して:
      来世 (らいせ)はこの () () (かん) (えん) (ちょう)ではない。
      Raise wa kono yo no jikan no enchō de wa nai.
      The next world is not an extension of our time in this one.
  2. An extension of a rail line, road, etc.

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Verb[edit]

延長する (transitive, hiragana えんちょう, rōmaji enchō)

  1. To extend a length or period; to lengthen
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 野分:
      しかし (こう) (でい) () (つう)一日 (いちにち) () () (つう)五日 (いつか)七日 (なのか) (えん) (ちょう)する () (つう)である。
      Shikashi kōdei no kutsū wa ichinichi de sumu kutsū o itsuka, nanoka ni enchō suru kutsū de aru.
      Being so particular, however, turns agonies ending in one day into ones extending into five or seven.

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