二十日

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Grade: 1
jukujikun kun’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Two likely derivations:

  • From 二十 (hata, twenty, by way of apophonic form hatsu-) +‎ (-ka, counter for days), or
  • A shift from 二十歳 (hatachi, twenty) +‎ (-ka, counter for days):
    /ɸatat͡ɕi ka/ → */ɸat̚t͡ɕɨka//ɸat͡ɕuka//hat͡ɕuka/

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

二十 (hiragana はつか, rōmaji hatsuka)

  1. the twentieth day of the month
  2. twenty days
  3. Short for 二十日鼠 (hatsuka nezumi): a house mouse

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Proverbs[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じゅう
Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From 二十 (nijū, twenty) +‎ (nichi, days)

Noun[edit]

二十日 (hiragana にじゅうにち, rōmaji nijūnichi)

  1. the twentieth day of the month
  2. twenty days

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN