双葉

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふた
Grade: S
は > ば
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(futa, set of two) + (ha, leaf)

Noun[edit]

双葉 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 雙葉, hiragana ふたば, romaji futaba)

  1. bud, cotyledon

Idioms[edit]

  • 栴檀双葉より芳しい
    せんだんはふたばよりかんばしい
    Sendan wa futaba yori kanbashii
    Genius shows from childhood
    Literally “the Japanese bead tree is fragrant from when a sprout”