今日

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Chinese[edit]

 
today; modern; present; current; this; now
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
trad. (今日)
simp. #(今日)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: gim1 rêg8 - Jieyang.
Note:
  • jin1 r6 - vernacular;
  • jin1 nyi6 - literary.

Noun[edit]

今日

  1. today; now
  2. nowadays

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (今日):

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: 2 Grade: 1
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 今日 – see the following entry at きょう.
きょう【今日】
[noun]today
[proper noun]a female given name
(This term, 今日, is a kanji spelling of きょう.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
にち
Grade: 1
goon

From Middle Chinese compound 今日 (MC kˠiɪm ȵiɪt̚). Compare modern Taishanese reading gim1 ngit4.

The goon, so likely the original reading of the term as first borrowed from Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今日 (こんにち) (konnichi)

  1. today, this day
    Synonym: 本日 (honjitsu)
  2. nowadays
    Synonyms: 此の頃 (konogoro), 現在 (genzai), 現代 (gendai)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
にち > ち
Grade: 1
on’yomi Irregular

/koɲɲit͡ɕi//koɲt͡ɕi/

Shift from konnichi above. Used dialectally in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo since the Edo period.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今日 (こんち) (konchi)

  1. Same as こんにち above

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
じつ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 今日 (MC kˠiɪm ȵiɪt̚). Compare modern Cantonese reading gam1 jat6.

Change in reading from konnichi, keeping the earlier goon reading kon for , but substituting the later kan'on reading jitsu for .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今日 (こんじつ) (konjitsu)

  1. today, this day
  2. nowadays

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

今日 (geumil) (hangeul 금일)

  1. Hanja form? of 금일 (today).

Okinawan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with standard Japanese 今日 (kyō).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今日 (hiragana ちゅー, rōmaji chū)

  1. today

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

今日 (hiragana きゆ, rōmaji kiyu)

  1. (literary) today

References[edit]

  • ちゅー【今日】” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.
  • チュー” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.
  • キユ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.