|Kanji in this term|
|ちょう||とく > とっ||きゅう|
超特急 (hiragana ちょうとっきゅう, romaji chōtokkyū)
- super express (very rapid transportation, particularly of trains)
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.
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