水性

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Chinese[edit]

water; river
 
sex; nature; surname; suffix corresponding to ‑ness or ‑ity
simp. and trad.
(水性)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

水性

  1. swimming ability
  2. characteristics of a body of water

Adjective[edit]

水性

  1. aqueous; water-based

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (水性):
  • Japanese: 水性 (すいせい) (suisei)
  • Korean: 수성 (水性, suseong)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

水性 (hiragana すいせい, rōmaji suisei)

  1. the quality of being aqueous, water-based, or water-soluble[2]
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
みず
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 5
yutōyomi

Noun[edit]

水性 (hiragana みずしょう, rōmaji mizushō)

  1. feminine flirtiness or fickleness[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  3. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN