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See also: and
U+59C9, 姉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59C9

[U+59C8]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+59CA]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38, +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 女十月 (VJB) or 女卜中月 (VYLB), composition巿 (GH) or ⿰ (TJKV))

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 258, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6165
  • Dae Jaweon: page 523, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1029, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+59C9

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“elder sister”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. older sister

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
あね
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(あね) (ane

  1. elder sister

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term conveys neither positive nor negative connotations and is often used in objective narrations. However, using it to describe someone the speaker knows personally is often considered lacking respect, where more polite forms like (ねえ)さん (onēsan) are preferred.

Synonyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eumhun 손윗누이 (sonwinnu-i ja))

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Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Miyako[edit]

Kanji[edit]

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あんが, romaji anga)

  1. older sister

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chị, tỷ)

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