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earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
ball; sphere
simp. and trad.
(地球)

EtymologyEdit

Coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

地球

  1. the Earth; globe; world; the planet (Classifier: )

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (地球):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huang Heqing (黃河清), 利玛窦对汉语的贡献, 2003

JapaneseEdit

 地球 on Japanese Wikipedia
 
地球 (chikyū): the globe, the Earth.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きゅう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 地球, coined by Matteo Ricci.[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

地球 (hiragana ちきゅう, rōmaji Chikyū, historical hiragana ちきう)

  1. (astronomy, mythology) Earth; Terra
     () (きゅう) (にじゅう) () () (かん) (ごと) (いっ) (かい)自転 (じてん)します。
    Chikyū wa nijūyo jikan goto ni ikkaijiten shimasu.
    The Earth rotates once every 24 hours.
     () (きゅう)太陽系 (たいようけい)第3惑星 (だいさんわくせい)です。
    Chikyū wa taiyōkei no daisan wakusei desu.
    The Earth is the third planet of the Solar System.
    それでも () (きゅう) (うご)く。
    Sore de mo chikyū wa ugoku.
    And yet the Earth moves.
    • 1988 July 30 [Jul 25 1984], Fujiko F. Fujio, “かいめいさくどうだいかん うらしまろう [World’s Renowned Fairy Tales Book 3: Urashima Tarō]”, in ポストの中の明日 [Post-Mid-Tomorrow] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 2), volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), 10th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 117:
       () (きゅう)は、サルのわく星になっていましたとさ。
      Chikyū wa, saru no wakusei ni natteimashita to sa.
      Meanwhile, Earth became the planet of the apes.
    • 1999 October 17, “げんからのしんりゃくしゃ [Invader from a Different Dimension]”, in Booster 5 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (ぎん) () (けい) (そと)から () (きゅう)にやってきた () (ちゅう) (じん)
      Gingakei no soto kara Chikyū ni yattekita uchūjin.
      An alien that came to Earth from outside the Milky Way.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huang Heqing (黃河清), 利玛窦对汉语的贡献, 2003
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

地球 (Jigu) (hangeul 지구)

  1. Hanja form? of 지구, “Earth”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

地球

  1. Hán tự form of Địa Cầu, “Earth