昼間

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひる
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (hiru, daytime; noon) +‎ (ma, space; period).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

昼間 (hiragana ひるま, rōmaji hiruma)

  1. daytime

Usage notes[edit]

Synonymous with (hiru), お昼 (ohiru). The term 昼間 (hiruma) is used to more specifically indicate the daytime, as opposed to the synonyms' possible additional meanings of noon or noonday meallunch.

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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