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延長

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

延長

  1. to lengthen; to extend; to prolong

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 6
ちょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

(えん, en: “extend”) + (ちょう, chō: “length”)

NounEdit

延長 (hiragana えんちょう, romaji enchō)

  1. An extension of length or period.
    • 1949, 永井隆, この子を残して:
      来世 (らいせ)はこの ()時間 (じかん)延長 (えんちょう)ではない。
      raise wa kono yo no jikan no enchō de wa nai.
      The next world is not an extension of our time in this one.
  2. An extension of a rail line, road, etc.

AntonymsEdit

  • (an act of extending a length or period): 短縮 (tanshuku)

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

延長 + する (transitive, hiragana えんちょうする, romaji enchō suru)

  1. To extend a length or period.
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 野分:
      しかし拘泥 (こうでい)苦痛 (くつう)一日 (いちにち) ()苦痛 (くつう)五日 (いつか)七日 (なのか)延長 (えんちょう)する苦痛 (くつう)である。
      shikashi kōdei no kutsū wa ichinichi de sumu kutsū o itsuka, nanoka ni enchō suru kutsū de aru.
      Being so particular, however, turns agonies ending in one day into ones extending into five or seven.

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