受け皿

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
さら > ざら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 受け (uke, receiving, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 受ける (ukeru, to receive)) +‎ (sara, plate, dish).[1][2] The sara changes to zara as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

受け皿 (hiragana うけざら, rōmaji ukezara)

  1. a saucer
  2. preparedness to take responsibility for things

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN