Last modified on 28 July 2014, at 06:51

小国

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
こく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (shō, "small") + (koku, "country," "nation," "state")

NounEdit

小国 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 小國, hiragana しょうこく, romaji shōkoku)

  1. small nation, small country, lesser power

CompoundsEdit

  • 弱小国 (jakushōkoku): minor power
  • 小国寡民 (shōkoku-kamin): small country with a small population