kindergarten

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Kindergarten (kindergarten, literally garden of children), coined by German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel (early 19th century); unrelated to kid.

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  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɪndəɹˌɡɑːɹt(ə)n/, /ˈkɪndəɹˌɡɑːɹd(ə)n/, [ˈkʰɪn(d)əɹˌɡɑːɹt̬(ə)n], [ˈkʰɪɾ̃əɹˌɡɑːɹʔn̩]
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɪndəˌɡɑːt(ə)n/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tən

NounEdit

kindergarten (plural kindergartens)

  1. An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school. [from 1852]
  2. (US) The elementary school grade before first grade.
  3. (Philippines) The two levels between nursery and prep; the second and third years of preschool.

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English kindergarten, from German Kindergarten.

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NounEdit

kindergarten (less used, plural kindergarten-kindergarten)

  1. kindergarten (educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Kindergarten (kindergarten).

NounEdit

kindergarten m (plural kindergartens)

  1. kindergarten