Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 级 (simplified) or 級 (traditional); Pinyin: jí
Japanese: 級 (kyū)
Korean: 급 / 級 (RR: geup, M-R: kŭp)

Kyu is a Japanese go term adopted into English, pronounced "cue", and used to denote the rank of weaker amateurs - kyu can be translated as "class" and corresponds to coloured belts in martial arts. Beginners start at around 30-kyu, then progress to 1-kyu (1st class student), the next step above which is 1-dan (shodan, a master of 1st degree). Both the form "n kyu" and "n-th kyu" are heard in English.

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Kyu last edited by PJTraill on May 10, 2018 - 00:12
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