人見知り

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (hito, person, people) +‎ 見知り (mishiri, seeing and knowing [a person], knowing someone by sight; an acquaintance, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 見知る (mishiru, to know someone by sight, to be acquainted with someone)).[1][2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人見知り (hiragana ひとみしり, rōmaji hitomishiri)

  1. shyness, fear of strangers

Verb[edit]

人見知りする (hiragana ひとみしりする, rōmaji hitomishiri suru)

  1. be nervous around strangers, be shy
    人見知 (ひとみし)りしない
    hitomishiri shinai
    He takes to strangers.

Usage notes[edit]

May optionally take the object particle (o) between hitomishiri and suru.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.