切手

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 切手 (きって) (kitte).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: khit-té - from Japanese pronunciation.
Note: khit-teh - from Japanese pronunciation.

Noun[edit]

切手

  1. (Taiwanese Min Nan and Hakka) postage stamp

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 郵票 (“postage stamp”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 郵票
Mandarin Beijing 郵票
Taiwan 郵票
Jinan 郵票
Xi'an 郵票
Wuhan 郵花郵票
Chengdu 郵票郵花兒
Yangzhou 郵票
Hefei 郵票
Cantonese Guangzhou 郵票士擔 dated
Hong Kong 郵票士擔 dated
Hong Kong (Weitou) 士擔
Taishan 郵票士擔
Kuala Lumpur 郵票stamp士膽 dated公仔頭 dated
Gan Nanchang 郵票
Hakka Meixian 郵票
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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 郵票切手
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 郵票切手
Hong Kong 郵票
Senai 郵票
Jin Taiyuan 郵票
Min Bei Jian'ou 郵票
Min Dong Fuzhou 郵票
Min Nan Xiamen 郵票
Quanzhou 郵票
Zhangzhou 郵票
Taipei 郵票
Kaohsiung 郵票
Tainan 尪仔頭郵票
Taichung 郵票
Hsinchu 郵票切手
Lukang 花仔紙郵票
Sanxia 郵票
Yilan 郵票
Kinmen 郵票
Magong 郵票
Penang stamp
Chaozhou 郵票
Johor Bahru 郵票
Pinghua Nanning 郵票
Wu Shanghai 郵票
Suzhou 郵票龍頭
Wenzhou 郵票
Xiang Changsha 郵花郵票
Shuangfeng 郵花郵票

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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, rōmaji 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, rōmaji kirete)

  1. man of ability

Usage notes[edit]

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