二人

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふた
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Native Japanese, written with the kanji ("two") + ("person").

Noun[edit]

二人 ‎(hiragana ふたり, romaji futari, alternative reading ににん, romaji ninin)

  1. two people
    二人 (ふたり) (おんな) () ()ています。
    Futari no onnanoko ga neteimasu.
    Two girls are sleeping.
  2. a couple (two partners), they
    二人 (ふたり) ()らす
    futari de kurasu
    to live as a couple
  3. (poetic) the two of us, we

Usage notes[edit]

The reading ににん is only used in compounds (e.g. 二人称) in modern Japanese.

Derived terms[edit]