最中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 1

Etymology 1[edit]

(sai-, most) +‎ (chū, middle)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

最中 (hiragana さいちゅう, romaji saichū)

  1. most active state, in progress, at ones best
  2. the middle, midst, during
  3. in ones prime

Etymology 2[edit]

(sai, most) +‎ (naka, inside)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

最中 (hiragana さなか, romaji sanaka)

  1. at its prime, midst

Proper noun[edit]

最中 (hiragana さなか, romaji Sanaka)

  1. A female given name

Etymology 3[edit]

(motto) +‎ (naka, inside)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

最中 (hiragana もなか, romaji monaka)

  1. wafer cake filled with bean jam

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3