天婦羅

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See also: 天妇罗

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (天婦羅)
simp. (天妇罗)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 天麩羅 (tenpura).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

天婦羅

  1. tempura

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
ふ > ぷ
Grade: 5

Grade: S
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

天婦羅 (hiragana てんぷら, katakana テンプラ, rōmaji tenpura)

  1. Alternative spelling of 天麩羅: tempura: a Japanese dish made from seafood, chicken, or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling swaps out the character meaning wheat gluten in reference to the batter used in making tempura, for the more-common character of the same reading, but meaning wife.