春雨

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Chinese[edit]

 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
rain
simp. and trad.
(春雨)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

春雨

  1. (literally) spring rain
  2. (literary, figuratively) gift from above; favour bestowed by a superior

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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春雨 (harusame): cooked cellophane noodles, showing the typical translucent quality.
Kanji in this term
はる
Grade: 2
さめ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

/parusame//ɸarusame//harusame/

Compound of (haru, spring) +‎ (ame, rain).[1][2] The medial -s- may represent epenthesis between two vowels, or it may be cognate with Korean interfix -ᄉ- (-s-) used to mark possession, much like English 's. See also 小雨 (kosame, drizzle) and (shine, rice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

春雨 (hiragana はるさめ, rōmaji 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

Borrowing from Middle Chinese 春雨 (MC t͡ɕʰiuɪn ɦɨoX, “spring + rain”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

春雨 (hiragana しゅんう, rōmaji shun'u)

  1. spring rain

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

春雨 (chunu) (hangeul 춘우)

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