当初

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
しょ
Grade: 4
on'yomi

NounEdit

当初 (hiragana とうしょ, romaji tōsho)

  1. the initial, the beginning, the original, at first
    • 1946, 伊丹万作, わが妻の記:
      結婚 (けっこん)当初 (とうしょ)半年 (はんとし)くらいは、晩飯 (ばんめし)食卓 (しょくたく)料理 (りょうり)十品 (じゅっぴん)くらい (なら)んでいた。
      kekkon tōsho no hantoshi-kurai wa, banmeshi no shokutaku ni ryōri ga juppin-kurai narande ita.
      For about the first six months after we were married, there were about ten dishes on the dinner table every night.

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 當初

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dāngchū
Zhuyin ㄉㄤ ㄔㄨ
IPA (key) /tɑŋ⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂʰu⁵⁵/
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AdverbEdit

当初 (simplified, Pinyin dāngchū, traditional 當初)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) originally
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