二人

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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, rōmaji futari, alternative reading ににん, rōmaji ninin)

  1. two people
     (ふた) () (おんな) () ()ています。
    Futari no onnanoko ga neteimasu.
    Two girls are sleeping.
  2. a couple (two partners), they
     (ふた) () ()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]