手紙

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See also: 手纸

Chinese[edit]

hand; convenient; -er paper
trad. (手紙)
simp. (手纸)

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手紙

  1. toilet paper
    宿舍翻箱倒櫃手紙最後還是不得不跑到隔壁宿舍 [MSC, trad.]
    宿舍翻箱倒柜手纸最后还是不得不跑到隔壁宿舍 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zài sùshè lǐ fānxiāngdǎoguì de zhǎo shǒuzhǐ. Zuìhòu háishì bùdébù pǎodào gébì sùshè qù le. [Pinyin]
    I looked all over the dormitory for some toilet paper. In the end, I was forced to go to the dormitory next door.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
かみ > がみ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (te, hand) +‎ (kami, paper).[1][2] The kami changes to gami as an instance of rendaku (連濁)..

Many kanji words have the same or similar meanings in Japanese and Chinese. Note, however, the marked difference in meanings for this word.

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Noun[edit]

手紙 (hiragana てがみ, rōmaji tegami)

  1. a letter, an epistle (written message or note)
  2. (archaic) utility paper used for various purposes, such as for jotting down notes or for wrapping items

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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 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198601972