瑞典

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(瑞典)
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瑞典

Etymology[edit]

From English Sweden, borrowed through a southern Chinese dialect (where is pronounced with an s- initial). See also 瑞士 (Ruìshì).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

瑞典

  1. Sweden

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
すうぇー
Jinmeiyō
てん > でん
Grade: 4
Irregular

Borrowing from English Sweden.[1] The spelling is ateji (当て字), from Chinese 瑞典.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

瑞典 (katakana スウェーデン, rōmaji Suwēden)

  1. Rare spelling of スウェーデン.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3