新幹線

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See also: 新干线

Chinese[edit]

new; newly; meso- (chem.) main line; trunk line
trad. (新幹線/新幹綫) 幹線/幹綫
simp. (新干线) 干线

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 新幹線 (shinkansen).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

新幹線

  1. (Japanese) shinkansen, Japan's high speed railway
  2. (Japanese) bullet train; shinkansen

Synonyms[edit]

Japanese[edit]

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新幹線 (shinkansen): a bullet train.

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 2
かん
Grade: 5
せん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

(new) +‎ 幹線 (main line)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(しん)(かん)(せん) (shinkansen

  1. (rail transport) shinkansen (Japanese high-speed railway line)
  2. (rail transport) shinkansen (high-speed passenger train which runs on such a line; a bullet train)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN