赤ん坊

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
ぼう
Grade: S
kun’yomi goon

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. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(あか)(ぼう) (akanbō (historical kana あかんばう)

  1. an infant; a baby