Toyota

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese トヨタ ‎(Toyota), from the name of the Toyoda family. The spelling was changed to Toyota because of a belief that it sounded better, or because トヨタ takes eight strokes to write, and 8 is considered lucky.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɔɪˈəʊtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɔɪˈoʊtə/, /taɪˈoʊtə/, [tɔɪ̯ˈoʊ̯ɾə], [taɪ̯ˈoʊ̯ɾə]
  • Rhymes: -əʊtə

Proper nounEdit

Toyota

  1. The Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of cars.
  2. A city near Osaka in Japan, where the eponymous manufacturer has its headquarters.
  3. (countable) A brand of car manufactured by Toyota, or a car of this brand.
  4. A surname​.

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RomanizationEdit

Toyota

  1. rōmaji reading of とよた
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