赤ん坊

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
ぼう
Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Compare 赤ちゃん (aka-chan) and 赤子 (akago), both of which also allude to the reddish complexion of a newborn.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

赤ん坊 (hiragana あかんぼう, rōmaji akanbō, historical hiragana あかんばう)

  1. an infant; a baby