曖昧

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See also: 暧昧

Chinese[edit]

obscure; clandestine conceal; dark
trad. (曖昧)
simp. (暧昧)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: oi2 mui6 - common variant.

Adjective[edit]

曖昧

  1. (of attitude, meaning, etc.) vague; obscure; ambiguous; dubious
  2. (of relationship, behaviour, etc.) intimate but not explicit; showing fondness and interest an a relationship, albeit non-actively; amorous; flirty; flirtatious; having an affair with somebody; adulterous; illicit

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: S
まい
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Middle Chinese 曖昧

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

曖昧 (-na inflection, hiragana あいまい, rōmaji aimai)

  1. ambiguous, obscure, unclear, vague

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Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

曖昧 (hiragana あいまい, rōmaji aimai)

  1. ambiguity, obscurity, opacity

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

曖昧 (aemae) (hangeul 애매)

  1. Hanja form? of 애매, “obscurity”.