春雨

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
はる
Grade: 2
さめ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

parusame > ɸarusame > harusame. From haru (spring) + ame (rain). The medial -s- either represents epenthesis between two vowels or, more likely, is a reflex of an older form of the word ame (rain) only maintained in fossilized compounds. See also kosame (light rain) and shine (rice).

Noun[edit]

春雨 (hiragana はるさめ, romaji harusame)

  1. spring rain
  2. cellophane noodle, glass noodle – a type of transparent Asian noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, potato or canna starch), and water.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

春雨 (hiragana しゅんう, romaji shun'u)

  1. spring rain

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

春雨 (chunu) (hangeul 춘우)

  1. Hanja form? of 춘우, “spring rain”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin chūnyǔ
Zhuyin ㄔㄨㄣ ㄩˇ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʰu̯ən⁵⁵ y²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

春雨 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin chūnyǔ)

  1. spring rain