酸し

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5

Etymology[edit]

Derived from noun (su, vinegar) + adjectival suffix (shi).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

酸し (hiragana すし, romaji sushi)

  1. (archaic) sour; tasting of vinegar

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The -shi ending is the terminal (sentence-final) form in classical Japanese. This form is archaic and almost obsolete in modern Japanese, having evolved into the -i ending, the base form for modern -i adjectives. For more detail, see Wikipedia-logo.png Japanese equivalents of adjectives on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Japanese equivalents of adjectives

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan