四時

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Chinese[edit]

four
 
o'clock; time; when
o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
trad. (四時)
simp. (四时)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

四時

  1. the four seasons
    日月山川四時惴耎肖翹莫不 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    日月山川四时惴耎肖翘莫不 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Zhuangzi, circa 3rd – 2nd centuries BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
    Gù shàng bèi rìyuè zhī míng, xià shuò shānchuān zhī jīng, zhōng duò sìshí zhī shī, zhuìnuò zhī chóng, xiàoqiào zhī wù, mòbù shī qí xìng. [Pinyin]
    It is just as if, above, the brightness of the sun and moon were darkened; as if, beneath, the productive vigour of the hills and streams were dried up; and as if, between, the operation of the four seasons were brought to an end: in which case there would not be a single weak and wriggling insect, nor any plant that grows up, which would not lose its proper nature.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

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yutōyomi
Kanji in this term
し > しい
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Irregular goon
Kanji in this term

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goon

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(shi; yo) +‎ (ji, season; o'clock)

Noun[edit]

()() or (しい)() (shiji or shīji

  1. Synonym of 四季 (shiki, four seasons)

()() (yoji

  1. four (o'clock)

See also[edit]

Japanese number-counter combinations for () (ji)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 What time?
(れい)() (reiji) (いち)() (ichiji) ()() (niji) (さん)() (sanji) ()() (yoji) ()() (goji) (ろく)() (rokuji) (しち)() (shichiji)
(なな)() (nanaji)
(はち)() (hachiji) ()() (kuji) (じゅう)() (jūji) (じゅう)(いち)() (jūichiji) (じゅう)()() (jūniji) (なん)() (nanji)