階級

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See also: 阶级

Chinese[edit]

rank or step; stairs
 
level; grade; rank; step
trad. (階級)
simp. (阶级)

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese 階級 (かいきゅう) (kaikyū, (social) class), which was in turn a semantic readaptation of Chinese 階級阶级 (“class, rank, order”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

階級

  1. class (social division based on socio-economic status)
    階級矛盾 / 阶级矛盾  ―  jiējí máodùn  ―  class conflict
    剝削階級 / 剥削阶级  ―  bōxuē jiējí  ―  exploiting class
    階級統治 / 阶级统治  ―  jiējí tǒngzhì  ―  class rule
    全世界壓迫階級 [MSC, trad.]
    全世界压迫阶级 [MSC, simp.]
    quánshìjiè bèi yāpò jiējí [Pinyin]
    the oppressed classes of the world

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 3
きゅう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

階級 (hiragana かいきゅう, rōmaji kaikyū, historical hiragana かいきふ)

  1. class (social division based on socio-economic status)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

階級 (gyegeup, McCune-Reischauer: kyegŭp, Yale: kyeykup) (hangeul 계급)

  1. Hanja form? of 계급 (class).