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
    優雅舞步 / 优雅舞步  ―  yōuyǎ de wǔbù  ―  graceful steps

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

(ゆう)() (yūga-na (adnominal (ゆう)() (yūga na), adverbial (ゆう)() (yūga ni))

  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)(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]

(ゆう)() (yūga

  1. elegance, refinement

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN