Last modified on 22 December 2013, at 03:36

超特急

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちょう
Grade: S
とく > とっ
Grade: 4
きゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

超特急 (hiragana ちょうとっきゅう, romaji chōtokkyū)

  1. super express (very rapid transportation, particularly of trains)

Usage notesEdit

Used until 1972 for the Hikari service (fastest service at time) on the shinkansen, the Japanese term has been retired – all shinkansen service is officially 特急 – but the English translation “super express” is used in English-language shinkansen announcements.