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ChineseEdit

tight; nervous; strict (a measure word); surname; open up
trad. (緊張)
simp. (紧张)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese 緊張 (きんちょう) (kinchō).

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

緊張

  1. tense; worried; stressed; nervous; anxious
    什麼緊張 [MSC, trad.]
    什么紧张 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ yǒu shénme hǎo jǐnzhāng de ya? [Pinyin]
    What have I got to be worried about?
  2. tense (of a muscle, rope, etc.); taut
  3. intense; acute; fierce; pressing
  4. in short supply; scarce
  5. fast-paced

SynonymsEdit

  • (worried):
  • (pressing):

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

緊張

  1. nerves; nervousness (Classifier: )
  2. tension (especially in international relations)
    擴大緊張形勢 / 扩大紧张形势  ―  kuòdà jǐnzhāng xíngshì  ―  to escalate tensions

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
きん
Grade: S
ちょう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

緊張 (hiragana きんちょう, rōmaji kinchō)

  1. physical tension, strain
  2. mental strain, nervousness
  3. tension in a relationship
  4. the contracted state of a muscle

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

緊張する (intransitive, suru conjugation, hiragana きんちょうする, rōmaji kinchō suru)

  1. be physically tense
  2. be mentally tense, be nervous
  3. for a relationship to suffer tension
  4. for a muscle to contract

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

緊張 (ginjang) (hangeul 긴장)

  1. Hanja form? of 긴장.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

AdjectiveEdit

緊張

  1. Hán tự form of khẩn trương (urgent).