Chinese edit

initial; first; beginning
initial; first; beginning; junior; basic
a period of time; phase; stage
a period of time; phase; stage; (used for issue of a periodical, courses of study); time; term; period; to hope
simp. and trad.

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  1. early days; infancy; initial stages; prime

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

Grade: 3

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Noun edit

(しょ)() (shoki

  1. initial period; early stage
    edo jidai shoki
    early Edo period
  2. early days; infancy

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References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

初期 (chogi) (hangeul 초기)

  1. Hanja form? of 초기 (the initial period; the beginning).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

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  1. chữ Hán form of sơ kì (first period; early stage; beginning).