清楚

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; distinct; complete; pure
 
(surname); ancient place name; distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; (a surname)
simp. and trad.
(清楚)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

清楚

  1. clear; lucid
  2. to be clear about (a matter)
  3. plain, distinct, obvious

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used often in a figurative sense (ex. to be clear on a matter), rather than in a literal sense. For the literal clear (ex. clear water), see 清澈 (qīngchè).

Antonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 4

Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

清楚 (-na inflection, hiragana せいそ, romaji seiso)

  1. neat and clean
  2. tidy; trim

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

清楚 (hiragana せいそ, romaji seiso)

  1. neatness and cleanliness
  2. tidiness

References[edit]

  • 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4000801112
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.