時候

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Chinese[edit]

 
o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
wait
trad. (時候)
simp. (时候)

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Noun[edit]

時候

  1. (uncountable) time (the time of day; the moment in time, as indicated by a clock or similar device)
  2. (countable) time (a numerical indication of a particular moment in time)
  3. (countable) time (an instance or occurrence)
  4. (uncountable) time (a particular occasion)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be from Middle Chinese 時候 (MC d͡ʑɨ ɦəuH). The reading is a mix of older goon ji and relatively newer kan'on , suggesting a possible shift in reading after borrowing.

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Noun[edit]

時候 (hiragana じこう, rōmaji jikō)

  1. the weather or climate of each of the four seasons

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan