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ChineseEdit

 
small; tiny; few; young
peaceful; spongy (of radishes)
simp. and trad.
(小康)

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

小康

  1. comparatively good living standard
  2. a period of peace and prosperity

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/seukau//ɕeukau//ɕeukɔː//ɕoːkoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 小康 ‎(sjewX khang, literally small + tranquil). Compare modern Cantonese siu2 hong1 or Mandarin xiǎokāng.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

小康 ‎(hiragana しょうこう, romaji shōkō, historical hiragana せうかう)

  1. a lull, a respite, a breathing spell, a short time of peace

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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