家長

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ちょう
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EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 家長.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

家長 (hiragana かちょう, romaji kachō)

  1. the head of a household, a householder
  2. a patriarch
  3. a matriarch

Usage notesEdit

Historically, this role has more commonly been filled by a man. However, this word alone is generally not gender-specific, and can refer to either a male or female head of household. To specify a particular gender, this word may be prefixed with either (onna, woman) or (otoko, man).

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MandarinEdit

simpl. 家长
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jiājiāzhǎng
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄚ ㄐㄧㄚ ㄓㄤˇ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕi̯a̠⁵⁵ t͡ɕi̯a̠⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

家長 (traditional, Pinyin jiāzhǎng, simplified 家长)

  1. the head of a household, family head
  2. a patriarch
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 12:57