お休みなさい

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やす
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (o, honorific prefix) +‎ 休み (yasumi, resting, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 休む yasumu, “to rest”) +‎ なさい (nasai, polite imperative, from verb 為さる nasaru, an honorific replacement for する suru, “to do”).[1]

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お休みなさい (hiragana おやすみなさい, rōmaji oyasumi nasai)

  1. good night
    • 竹久夢二, 《夜》
      幹子 (みきこ)は、寝床 (ねどこ) (なか)からお月様 (つきさま) (ほう) ()あげて「お月様 (つきさま)おやすみなさい
      そう ()って (まくら) (あたま)をつけて、お月様 (つきさま) ()ながら、お母様 (かあさま)子守唄 (こもりうた)をききました。
      Mikiko wa, nedoko no naka kara o-tsuki-sama no hō o miagete “o-tsuki-sama oyasumi nasai
      Sō itte makura ni atama o tsukete, o-tsuki-sama o minagara, o-kā-sama no komoriuta o kikimashita.
      Mikiko looked at the moon from her bed. "Goodnight, moon," Mikiko said, and rested her head on her pillow, listening to her mother's lullaby while gazing at the moon.

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References[edit]

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