切手

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Chinese[edit]

close to; to cut; to slice hand; convenient; -er
simp. and trad.
(切手)

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 切手 (きって) ‎(kitte)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

切手

  1. (Taiwan Min Nan, Hakka) postage stamp

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 郵票 (“postage stamp”)
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 郵票
Taiwan 郵票
Cantonese Guangzhou 郵票士擔
Hong Kong 郵票士擔
Taishan 郵票士擔
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 郵票切手
Liudui (S. Sixian) 郵票切手
Hsinchu (Hailu) 郵票切手
Dongshi (Dabu) 郵票切手
Taiwanese Raoping 郵票切手
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 郵票切手
Min Nan Quanzhou 郵票
Xiamen 郵票
Zhangzhou 郵票
Taipei 郵票
Kaohsiung 郵票
Tainan 尪仔頭郵票
Taichung 郵票
Yilan 郵票
Lukang 花仔紙郵票
Sanxia 郵票
Kinmen 郵票
Magong 郵票
Hsinchu 郵票切手
Malaysia stamp
Wu Shanghai 郵票

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
き > きっ
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology 1[edit]

From 切る (kiru, "cut," "slice," "carve") + (te, "hand")

Noun[edit]

切手 ‎(hiragana きって, romaji kitte)

  1. a stamp; a substitute for postage stuck to the postcard
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From 切れる (kireru, "be able to do") + (te, "hand")

Noun[edit]

切手 ‎(hiragana きれて, romaji kirete)

  1. man of ability

Usage notes[edit]

  • In this sense, 切れ手 is used more commonly than 切手

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