布団

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
とん
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(ふ, fu, cloth) + (とん, ton, mass)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

布団 (hiragana ふとん, romaji futon)

  1. futon, a Japanese style mattress and duvet used in tatami rooms.
    布団を敷く
    ふとんをしく
    Futon o shiku.
    To make the bed.
    布団をあげる。
    ふとんをあげる。
    Futon o ageru.
    Put away the bedding.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 布団 refers to the mattress itself, which in Japan is the entire bed – there is no wooden bed frame as in Western beds or Western-style futons.

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198601972