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”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[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 term

Noun[edit]

民主 ‎(minju) ‎(hangeul 민주)

  1. Hanja form? of 민주, “democracy”.