民主

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Chinese[edit]

the people; nationality; citizen
 
to own; to host; master; lord; primary
simp. and trad.
(民主)

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民主

  1. democratic

Noun[edit]

民主

  1. democracy
    美國終於產生歷史黑人總統巴拉克·奧巴馬對於美國民主政治具有劃時代意義 [MSC, trad.]
    美国终于产生历史黑人总统巴拉克·奥巴马对于美国民主政治具有划时代意义 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2008: 周琪 (Zhou Qi), 【美国大选观察】奥巴马为什么大胜? ([Observations on the American Elections] Why did Obama have a great victory?)
    Měiguó zhōngyú chǎnshēng le lìshǐ shàng dì yī wèi hēirén zǒngtǒng Bālākè Àobāmǎ, zhè duìyú měiguó de mínzhǔ zhèngzhì jùyǒu huàshídài de yìyì. [Pinyin]
    The historic election of the US’s first black president, Barack Obama, marked an epoch in the history of American democracy.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
みん
Grade: 4
しゅ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 民主. Repurposed in China in the mid-1860s, giving the word a new meaning, during the translation of the book Elements of International Law into Chinese.[1]

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Noun[edit]

民主 ‎(hiragana みんしゅ, romaji minshu)

  1. democracy

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 陳 (Bao), 生保(Chen Sheng) (1996-12-17), “中国語の中の日本語 (Chinese Borrowings from the Japanese Language), paper presented at the Japanese Language Research Forum held by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies”[1] (in Japanese), International Research Center for Japanese Studies, retrieved 2012-06-15: “古代漢語のことばを利用して訳したものだが、本来の意味とは違うもの。...「民主」”

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Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

民主 ‎(minju) ‎(hangeul 민주)

  1. Hanja form? of 민주, “democracy”.