Chinese Edit

head; chief; first (occasion)
head; chief; first (occasion); first (thing); measure word for poems
each other; appearance; portrait
each other; appearance; portrait; picture; one another; mutually
simp. and trad.
Literally: “highest chancellor”.

Etymology Edit

Modern usage are influenced by English prime minister

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit


  1. prime minister
  2. (archaic, historical, Song dynasty) highest level chancellor

Usage notes Edit

For the difference between 首相 and 總理, see the usage notes of 總理总理 (zǒnglǐ).

See also Edit

Japanese Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2
Grade: 3

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

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(しゅ)(しょう) (shushōしゆしやう (syusyau)?

  1. a prime minister; a chancellor
    Doitsu no Shushō
    Chancellor of Germany

Derived terms Edit

Related terms Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō

Korean Edit

Hanja in this term

Noun Edit

首相 (susang) (hangeul 수상)

  1. Hanja form? of 수상 (prime minister; chancellor).

Vietnamese Edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun Edit


  1. chữ Hán form of thủ tướng (prime minister).