十二支

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Chinese[edit]

twelve; 12
 
(a measure word); to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money
simp. and trad.
(十二支)
十二

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Noun[edit]

十二支

  1. the 12 "earthly branches" , , , , , , , , , , , (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1

Grade: 5
on'yomi
Stone carving of Chinese zodiac

Noun[edit]

十二支 (hiragana じゅうにし, romaji jūnishi)

  1. the twelve "earthly branches" () of the Chinese zodiac, which are represented each by an animal

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