Toyota

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese トヨタ (Toyota), from the name of the Toyoda family. The spelling was changed to Toyota because of a belief that it sounded better, or because トヨタ takes eight strokes to write, and 8 is considered lucky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɔɪˈəʊtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɔɪˈoʊtə/, /taɪˈoʊtə/, [tɔɪ̯ˈoʊ̯ɾə], [taɪ̯ˈoʊ̯ɾə]
  • Rhymes: -əʊtə

Proper noun[edit]

Toyota (plural Toyotas)

  1. The Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of cars.
  2. A city near Osaka in Japan, where the eponymous manufacturer has its headquarters.
  3. (countable) A brand of car manufactured by Toyota, or a car of this brand.
  4. A surname​.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Toyota n (genitive Toyotas)

  1. Toyota (company)

Noun[edit]

Toyota m (genitive Toyota, plural Toyotas or Toyota)

  1. Toyota (car of that company)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Toyota

  1. Rōmaji transcription of とよた

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 豊田 (Toyota) or Japanese トヨタ (Toyota).

Proper noun[edit]

Toyota m or f

  1. A Japanese automotive manufacturer.
  2. A surname​.