十中八九

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じっ
Grade: 1
ちゅう
Grade: 1
はち > はっ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (ten) +‎ (inside) +‎ (eight) +‎ (nine), literally "eight or nine out of ten". Compare Chinese 十有八九 (shíyǒubājiǔ)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) っちゅうはっく [jìtchúúháꜜkkù] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑit̚t͡ɕɨᵝːha̠k̚kɯ̟ᵝ]

Adverb[edit]

(じっ)(ちゅう)(はっ)() (jitchūhakku

  1. mostly, probably

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅう
Grade: 1
ちゅう
Grade: 1
はち > はっ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) じゅうちゅうはっく [jùúchúúháꜜkkù] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑɨᵝːt͡ɕɨᵝːha̠k̚kɯ̟ᵝ]

Adverb[edit]

(じゅう)(ちゅう)(はっ)() (jūchūhakkuじふちゆうはつく (zifutyūfatuku)?

  1. Same as above.

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅっ
Grade: 1
ちゅう
Grade: 1
はち > はっ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) じゅっちゅうはっく [jùtchúúháꜜkkù] (Nakadaka – [5])[2]
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑɨᵝt̚t͡ɕɨᵝːha̠k̚kɯ̟ᵝ]

Adverb[edit]

(じゅっ)(ちゅう)(はっ)() (jutchūhakku

  1. Same as above.

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