一年

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
いち
Grade: 1
ねん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

一年(いちねん) (ichinen

  1. A solar year, the time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference)
    Synonym: (toshi)
  2. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar
    この一年(いちねん)(かえり)みる
    kono ichinen o kaerimiru
    look back on the year
    Synonym: 一年間
  3. first year (student), freshmen
    Synonym: 一年生
  4. an unspecified year
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1
とせ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

一年(ひととせ) (hitotose

  1. (a duration of) one year
  2. an unspecified year in the past
    一年(ひととせ)大地震(おおじしん)のあった(とき)...
    hitotose ōjishin no atta toki
    the year when the large earthquake happened...

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN