きり

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Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

きり (romaji kiri)

  1. : mist
  2. , キリ: Paulownia, a type of tree and wood

Particle[edit]

きり (romaji kiri) (alternative reading hiragana ぎり, romaji giri)

  1. 切り: just, only
    二人 (ふたり)きりのお (みせ)
    futari kiri no-omise
    a shop with just two people

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used less often than (​dake); きり (kiri) emphasizes the limitation.
  • The kanji form 切り is rarely used.
  • The reading ぎり (​giri) is more often used in old-fashioned speech.

Proper noun[edit]

きり (romaji Kiri)

  1. : A female given name