焼酎

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 4
ちゅう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) しょーちゅ [shòóchúꜜù] (Nakadaka – [3])
  • IPA(key): [ɕo̞ːt͡ɕɨᵝː]

Noun[edit]

焼酎 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 燒酎, hiragana しょうちゅう, rōmaji shōchū, historical hiragana せうちう)

  1. shochu:
    1. distilled sake.
    2. a Japanese alcoholic beverage, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potato, or rice
    Typically 25% alcohol by volume (ABV), making it weaker than whisky, but stronger than wine and sake. Higher-proof versions are also available, with ABV levels of 40-50%.

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