最中

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

(sai-, most) +‎ (chū, middle)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(さい)(ちゅう) (saichū

  1. most active state, in progress, at one's best
  2. the middle, midst, during
    映画(えいが)最中(さいちゅう)()てしまった。
    Eiga no saichū de neteshimatta.
    [I, they] fell asleep in the middle of the movie.
  3. in one's prime

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい > さ
Grade: 4
なか
Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

(sai, most) +‎ (naka, inside)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(なか) (sanaka

  1. at its prime, midst

Proper noun[edit]

()(なか) (Sanaka

  1. A female given name

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
もっと > も
Grade: 4
なか
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

(motto) +‎ (naka, inside)

最中 (monaka)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(なか) (monaka

  1. wafer cake filled with bean jam

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN