和洋折衷

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
よう
Grade: 3
せつ > せっ
Grade: 4
ちゅう
Grade: S
goon kan’on
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Etymology[edit]

Yoji jukugo (四字熟語), from 和洋 (wayō, Japan and the West) +‎ 折衷 (setchū, compromise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On’yomi
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wàyóó sétchúú] (Heiban – [0])
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wáꜜyòò sètchùù] (Atamadaka – [1])
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wàyóó séꜜtchùù] (Nakadaka – [4])
    • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠jo̞ː se̞t̚t͡ɕɨᵝː]

Noun[edit]

和洋折衷(わようせっちゅう) (wayō setchū (historical kana わやうせつちゆう)

  1. a blend of Japanese and Western elements
    • 1997 December 20 [Oct 15 1997], Matsuura, Tokihiko, “(だい)(いち)() (はつ)(こい) [Chapter 1: First Love]”, in タキシード銀 [Tuxedo Gin], volume 1 (fiction), 2nd edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 34:
      ——しかし、(ぼう)()(かっ)(こう)(てん)使()()(はね)——()(よう)(せっ)(ちゅう)か?()(せっ)(そう)な…
      ——Shikashi, bōzu no kakkō ni tenshi no wa to hane—— wayō setchū ka? Musessō na…
      —One thing tho, are you tryna get to a harmony of Japanese and Western styles—with the angel’s halo and wings on a Buddhist monk’s look? More like a clash…
      し…(しつ)(れい)な‼
      Shi… Shitsurei na‼
      Y… You insolent jerk‼

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