未来

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See also: 未來

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 未來 (“future; coming; approaching; pending”).
(This term, 未来, is the simplified form of 未來.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
らい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 未來 (MC mʉiH lʌi).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

未来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 未來, hiragana みらい, rōmaji mirai)

  1. the future
    • 1988 July 30 [Dec 25 1983], Fujiko F. Fujio, “らいドロボウ [The Future Thief]”, in ひとりぼっちの宇宙戦争 [The One-Man Cosmic War] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 1), volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 16th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 103:
      あっ まってっ‼ぼくの () (らい)をかえせっ‼
      Ah matteh‼ Boku no mirai o kaeseh‼
      Come back here‼ Give me back my future‼
    • 1988 July 30 [Dec 25 1983], Fujiko F. Fujio, “らいドロボウ [The Future Thief]”, in ひとりぼっちの宇宙戦争 [The One-Man Cosmic War] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 1), volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 16th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 120:
      あの子の () (らい)がどうなるか…………それはわからないが………、ただひとついえることは、これからの毎日を……、一日一日たいせつに、生きていってくれるだろうということ
      Ano ko no mirai ga dō naru ka………… Sore wa wakaranai ga………, tada hitotsu ieru koto wa, kore kara no mainichi o……, ichinichi ichinichi taisetsu ni, ikiteitte kureru darō to iu koto
      What does the future have in store for him?…………That is yet to be determined………, one thing for certain though, from now on……, he will treasure every single day of his life
    • 2000 August 17, CLAMP, エックス [X], volume 15 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, →ISBN, pages 16–17:
       (きみ) () () (らい) ()えても… (ぼく)は… (なに) () ()なかった… … () (らい)は… ()えられない…
      Kimi ga shinu mirai ga miete mo… boku wa… nani mo dekinakatta… …Mirai wa… kaerarenai…
      Even though I could see the future in which you died… I… could do nothing… …The future… cannot be changed…
    Synonyms: 将来 (shōrai), フューチャー (fyūchā)
  2. (Buddhism) the future, one of the three existences
    Synonyms: 後生 (goshō), 後世 (gose), 未来世 (mirai-se), 来世 (raise)
    Hypernym: 三世 (sanze)
  3. (grammar) the future tense

Derived terms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

未来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 未來, hiragana みらい, rōmaji Mirai)

  1. a female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Compound of (mi, the on'yomi or Chinese-derived reading) +‎ (ku, the kun'yomi or native Japanese reading).

Proper noun[edit]

未来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 未來, hiragana みく, rōmaji Miku)

  1. a female given name

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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