優雅

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See also: 优雅

Chinese[edit]

excellent; superior elegant
trad. (優雅)
simp. (优雅)

Etymology[edit]

Short for 優美优美 (yōuměi) + 高雅 (gāoyǎ).

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

優雅

  1. graceful and elegant

Usage notes[edit]

Usually 幽雅 (yōuyǎ) is used to describe places and music, while 優雅优雅 (yōuyǎ) is used to describe speech and behaviour.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ゆう
Grade: 6

Grade: S
on’yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

優雅 (-na inflection, hiragana ゆうが, rōmaji yūga)

  1. elegant, refined
    • 1935, 寺田寅彦, 柿の種:
      インテリジェントで、しかも (ゆう) () (おん) (りょう)人柄 (ひとがら)が、 (ぜん) (しん)から (ほう) (さん)しているような ()がした。
      Interijento de, shikamo yūga de onryō na hitogara ga, zenshin kara hōsan shite iru yō na ki ga shita.
      Her personality was intelligent yet refined and amiable, and it seemed to radiate from her entire body.

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

優雅 (hiragana ゆうが, rōmaji yūga)

  1. elegance, refinement