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ChineseEdit

man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(宇宙人)
宇宙

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

宇宙人

  1. alien; extraterrestrial

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
ちゅう
Grade: 6
じん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
 宇宙人 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

宇宙 (uchū, universe) +‎ (-jin, person)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

宇宙人 (hiragana うちゅうじん, rōmaji uchūjin, historical hiragana うちうじん)

  1. an alien (life form of non-Earth origin)
    • 1988 July 30 [Dec 25 1983], Fujiko F. Fujio, “愛人製造法 [How to Create a Loved One]”, in ひとりぼっちの宇宙戦争 [The One-Man Cosmic War] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 1), volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 16th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 159:
       () (ちゅう) (じん)ってカップめん食うかな?
      Uchūjintte kappu-men kuu ka na?
      I wonder if aliens like cup noodles.
    • 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.
    Synonyms: 異星人 (iseijin), エイリアン (eirian)
  2. Synonym of 宇宙飛行士 (uchū hikōshi, astronaut) (member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft, or someone trained for that purpose)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.