See also: 幼稚园

Chinese edit

trad. (幼稚園) 幼稚
simp. (幼稚园) 幼稚

Pronunciation edit

Note: jau3 zi6 jyun4 - rare.
Note: yô-chi-én - from Japanese pronunciation.

Noun edit


  1. (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Southeast Asia; dated or dialectal in Mainland China) kindergarten; nursery school

Synonyms edit

References edit

  • Chanicha Kidprasert (2016-03-21) 泰国华语与汉语普通话书面语差异研究 [The Difference of Writing Pattern between Thai “Huayu” and Mandarin] (PhD) (in Chinese), Harbin: Heilongjiang University

Japanese edit

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

Grade: S
Grade: 2

Etymology edit

Compound of 幼稚 (yōchi, infantile) +‎ (en, garden).[1][2][3] The term is apparently a calque of German Kindergarten (children's garden), as Japanese yōchien were started in 1876 based on the German model initiated by Friedrich Fröbel in 1837 and on the term Kindergarten that he coined in 1840.[2][3]

First cited in Japanese to 1876.[4]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(よう)()(えん) (yōchienえうちゑん (eutiwen)?

  1. [from 1876] a kindergarten

Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 幼稚園”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

幼稚園 (yuchiwon or McCune-Reischauer: yuch'iwŏn or Yale: yuchiwen) (hangeul 유치원)

  1. Hanja form? of 유치원 (kindergarten).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun edit


  1. chữ Hán form of ấu trĩ viên (kindergarten).