現在地

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5
ざい
Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 現在 (genzai, present, current) +‎ (chi, place, location).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

現在地 (hiragana げんざいち, romaji genzaichi)

  1. present location, current location
  2. "you are here" (on map)

Usage notes[edit]

A somewhat less common but still rather frequent variant or related phrase, 現在位置 (げんざいいち, genzai ichi, present location) is also in use on maps serving the function of the English “you are here”.

References[edit]

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