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初級

ChineseEdit

 
at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
 
level; grade; rank; step
trad. (初級)
simp. (初级)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

初級

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) elementary, primary

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
きゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/ɕokipu//ɕokiɸu/*/ɕokiwu//ɕokiu//ɕokjuː/

From Middle Chinese compound 初級 (tsrhjo kjap?, literally beginning + level, grade). Compare modern Min Nan chho͘-kip or Cantonese co1 kap1.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

初級 (hiragana しょきゅう, romaji shokyū, historical hiragana しょきふ)

  1. elementary level, beginning grade, beginner's class
    初級 (しょきゅう)日本語 (にほんご)
    "Shokyū Nihongo"
    Beginner's Japanese”, “Introductory Japanese”

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9