今宵

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Chinese[edit]

 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
night
trad. (今宵)
simp. #(今宵)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

今宵

  1. tonight

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 今晚 (“tonight; this evening”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 今晚今夜今宵
Mandarin Beijing 今晚今天晚上
Cantonese Guangzhou 今晚
Hong Kong 今晚
Min Dong Fuzhou 今旦晡今晡
Min Nan Chaozhou 今暝

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
よい
Grade: S
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

/ko2jo2hi1/: */kəjəpi//kojoɸi//kojowi//kojoi/

From Old Japanese. Compound of (ko, this) +‎ (yoi, evening).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今宵 (hiragana こよい, rōmaji koyoi, historical hiragana こよひ)

  1. this evening, tonight
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 14, poem 3469)
      由布氣尓毛 許余比登乃良路 和賀西奈波 阿是曽母許与比 与斯呂伎麻左奴[4]
  2. (in the morning, from the perspective of “this night (that has just ended)”) last night

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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 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ Satake, Akihiro; Hideo Yamada; Rikio Kudō; Masao Ōtani; Yoshiyuki Yamazaki (c. 759) Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 3: Man’yōshū 3 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, published 2002, →ISBN.