今朝

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

今朝

  1. this morning
  2. (literary, regional) today; now; at the present time; this morning

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Originally a compound of (ke, this) +‎ (asa, morning).

The initial /ke/ is an alternative form of the initial /ko/ (, “this”) seen in words such as ここ (koko, this place → here) or これ (kore, this [nominal] → this), and the final /sa/ is a contraction from */ke.asa/ to /kesa/ with the medial -a- falling out, as Old Japanese did not permit vowel clusters.

The use of the kanji (now) instead of (this) is an example of jukujikun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

今朝 (hiragana けさ, romaji kesa)

  1. this morning

Noun[edit]

今朝 (hiragana けさ, romaji kesa)

  1. this morning

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sinitic zhx. /konteu//kontjoː/. The /eu//joː/ sound shift is a regular phonological change.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今朝 (hiragana こんちょう, romaji konchō, historical hiragana こんてう)

  1. this morning