都道府県

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
けん
Grade: 3
kan’on goon kan’on
Alternative spelling
都道府縣 (kyūjitai)
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Etymology[edit]

((Tokyo) Metropolis, literally capital) +‎ ((Hokkaido) Prefecture, literally circuit) +‎ ((Kyoto and Osaka) Prefectures, literally subdivision) +‎ ((other) prefectures)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(どう)()(けん) (todōfukenとだうふけん (todaufuken)?

  1. Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and Kyoto Prefectures and other prefectures (collectively, as the prefectural (prefecture-level) administrative divisions of Japan)

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN