土気

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つち
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tsuchi, earth, soil) +‎ (ke, quality, sense).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

土気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 土氣, hiragana つちけ, romaji tsuchike)

  1. Earthy qualities, such as the moisture and smell of soil.
    この (はたけ)は、土気 (つちけ) ()い。
    Kono hatake wa, tsuchike ga yoi.
    This field has good soil (such as for planting).

Adjectival noun[edit]

土気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 土氣, -na inflection, hiragana つちけ, romaji tsuchike)

  1. Rural or countrified in thought or manner: hickish, uncultured.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9