JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 4
ちゅう
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
燒酎 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) しょーちゅ [shòóchúꜜù] (Nakadaka – [3])
  • IPA(key): [ɕo̞ːt͡ɕɨᵝː]

NounEdit

(しょう)(ちゅう) (shōchū (kyūjitai 燒酎, historical kana せうちう)

  1. shochu:
    1. distilled sake.
    2. a Japanese alcoholic beverage, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potato, or rice
    Typically 25% alcohol by volume (ABV), making it weaker than whisky, but stronger than wine and sake. Higher-proof versions are also available, with ABV levels of 40-50%.

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