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ChineseEdit

 
primary; first; fundamental; dollar; (dynasty)
 
dawn; morning; day-break; day
simp. and trad.
(元旦)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

元旦

  1. the first day of a year
  2. (specifically) New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar)

Usage notesEdit

In modern usage, it refers specifically to January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. It is generally not used for the Chinese New Year, which is commonly known as 春節春节 (chūnjié).

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: 2
たん
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

gwantan > gantan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

元旦 (hiragana がんたん, rōmaji gantan)

  1. the morning of first day of a new year
  2. the first day of a new year; New Year's Day

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

元旦

  1. Hán tự form of nguyên đán (Vietnamese New Year).