二十歳

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1 Grade: S
jukujikun

From Old Japanese はたち (twenty items).

Noun[edit]

二十歳 (hiragana はたち, rōmaji hatachi)

  1. twenty years old

Usage notes[edit]

Twenty is the age of majority in Japan.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じゅっ
Grade: 1
さい
Grade: S

From 二十 (nijū, twenty) +‎ (sai, year).

Noun[edit]

二十歳 (hiragana にじゅっさい, rōmaji nijussai)

  1. twenty years old

Usage notes[edit]

Jōyō kanji recognized only じゅう () and じっ (ji') as readings of until 2010, even though the latter is actually pronounced じゅっ (ju') today and NHK accepted it already in 1966.

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