新手

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Chinese[edit]

new; newly; meso- (chem.) hand; convenient; ‑er
simp. and trad.
(新手)

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Noun[edit]

新手

  1. beginner; novice; newcomer

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あら
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ara, new, root stem of adjective 新た arata, “new”; cognate with obsolete verb 生る aru, “to appear, to become manifest”) +‎ (te, hand; -er, someone who does something). Compare the English expressions new hand, old hand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

新手 (hiragana あらて, rōmaji arate)

  1. beginner, novice, newcomer
  2. a new method, a new way of doing something

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9