きり

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See also: ぎり

Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

きり (kiri

  1. : mist
  2. , キリ: Paulownia, a type of tree and wood

Particle[edit]

きり (kiri (alternative reading hiragana ぎり, rōmaji giri)

  1. 切り: just, only
    (ふた)()きり(みせ)
    futari kiri no-omise
    a shop for just the two of them/us (with no one else present)
    (いえ)()きり(もど)
    ie o deta kiri modorazu
    exiting the house and never returning

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used less often than (​dake); きり (kiri) emphasizes the limitation.
  • The kanji form 切り is rarely used.
  • The reading ぎり (​giri) is more often used in old-fashioned speech.

Proper noun[edit]

きり (Kiri

  1. : A female given name