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See also: 电子

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ChineseEdit

electric; electricity; electrical
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 pm ‑ 1 am; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
trad. (電子)
simp. (电子)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese  (でん) () (denshi, electron)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

電子

  1. (attributive) electronic
    電子元件 / 电子元件  ―  diànzǐ yuánjiàn  ―  electronic component
    電子教科書 / 电子教科书  ―  diànzǐ jiàokēshū  ―  electronic textbook

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

電子

  1. electron (Classifier: m; )
    電子 / 电子  ―  yī duì diànzǐ  ―  a pair of electrons

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
でん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on’yomi
 電子 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Appears to be a coinage in Japan from Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of (den, lightning, electricity) +‎ (shi, small thing, particle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

電子 (hiragana でんし, rōmaji denshi)

  1. an electron
     (でん) ()戦隊 (せんたい)デンジマン
    denshi sentai denjiman
    Electronic Squadron Denziman

Usage notesEdit

In compounds or when followed by the possessive particle , this can be translated as either electron or electronic. Note, however, that in both cases this word in Japanese is still a noun.

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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.