最初

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Chinese[edit]

(the) most; ‑est
 
initial; first; beginning
initial; first; beginning; junior; basic
trad. (最初)
simp. #(最初)

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Noun[edit]

最初

  1. beginning; outset; start

Adjective[edit]

最初

  1. initial; first

Adverb[edit]

最初

  1. initially; originally

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (最初):
  • Japanese: 最初(さいしょ) (saisho)
  • Korean: 최초 (最初, choecho)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
しょ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

(sai-, most) +‎ (sho, new, first)

Adverb[edit]

最初(さいしょ) (saisho

  1. firstly

Noun[edit]

最初(さいしょ) (saisho

  1. first, the beginning, the start
    • 1912, 夏目漱石, 行人:
      自分(じぶん)最初(さいしょ)その横顔(よこがお)()(とき)、これが病人(びょうにん)(かお)だろうかと(うたが)った。
      Jibun wa saisho sono yokogao o mita toki, kore ga byōnin no kao darō ka to utagatta.
      When I first saw the face in profile, I suspected that it might be the face of a sick person.
    • 1914, 島田清次郎, 若芽:
      これが(わか)文士(ぶんし)(ちち)()ての最初(さいしょ)言葉(ことば)であつた。
      Kore ga wakai bunshi ga chichi o mite no saisho no kotoba de atsuta.
      These were the first words that the man of letters uttered upon seeing his father.
    • 1914, 夏目漱石, こころ:
      (かれ)自白(じはく)最初(さいしょ)から最後(さいご)まで(おな)調子(ちょうし)(つらぬ)いていました。
      Kare no jihaku wa saisho kara saigo made onaji chōshi de tsuranuite imashita.
      He stuck to the same tone in his confession from beginning to end.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1960, Tetsuo Hirayama (平山輝男, editor), 全国アクセント辞典 (Zenkoku Akusento Jiten, Nationwide Accent Dictionary), (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Tōkyōdō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

最初 (choecho) (hangeul 최초)

  1. Hanja form? of 최초 (the first).