一寸

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 6

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

一寸 (hiragana いっすん, romaji issun)

  1. one sun: a unit of length equivalent to a tenth of a shaku; approximately 3.03 centimeters
  2. a short amount of time, distant, or mass
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From chitto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

一寸 (hiragana ちょっと, romaji chotto)

  1. the way in which time, distance, or mass is few; a little
  2. an indirect expression of refusal

Usage notes[edit]

Usually used in hiragana form.