福音

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふく
Grade: 3
いん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 福音 (pjuwk ʔim, literally happiness + sound).

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Noun[edit]

福音 (hiragana ふくいん, romaji fukuin)

  1. good news
    まだ ()きていると ()うのは (まさ)福音 (ふくいん)だったのよ。
    Mada ikite iru to iu no wa masa ni fukuin datta no yo.
    It was truly good news to hear that she's still alive.
  2. (religion, Christianity) the Gospel, good news (the message of Jesus concerning the salvation of the faithful)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9