あて

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings 当て

宛て

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

あて (rōmaji ate)

  1. aim; object; end
    あてもなく (ある)
    ate mo naku aruku
    to walk aimlessly
     (とり) ()鉄砲 (てっぽう) ()
    tori o ate ni teppō o utsu
    to shoot a gun at a bird
  2. hope; expectation; something to rely or depend upon
     () (はず)れる
    ate ga hazureru
    to be disappointed
     ()にできる (ひと)
    ate ni dekiru hito
    a reliable person
  3. pad; cushion; something added for protection
  4. snack to have with drink

Suffix[edit]

あて (rōmaji -ate)

  1. per
     (ひと) ()あて (さん) (さつ)
    hitori ate sansatsu
    three books per person
  2. , 宛て: (addressed) to
     (がっ) (こう)あて (ほん) (おく)
    gakkō ate ni hon o okuru
    to send a book to the school
     () (とう)さんあて手紙 (てがみ)
    Satō-san ate no tegami
    a letter addressed to Satō

Usage notes[edit]

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN