水着

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Chinese[edit]

water; river garment
simp. and trad.
(水着)
alternative forms 水著
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 水着 (mizugi, swimsuit).

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Noun[edit]

水着

  1. (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) swimsuit, usually female version

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
みず
Grade: 1
き > ぎ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (mizu, water) +‎ (ki, wear, clothes).[1][2][3] The ki changes to gi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

First cited to a text from 1908.[1]

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Noun[edit]

(みず)() (mizugi

  1. [from 1908] a swimsuit, a bathing suit, swim trunks
    (かの)(じょ)()(わい)(みず)()()ている。
    Kanojo wa kawaii mizugi o kite iru.
    She's wearing a cute bathing suit.
    あの(みず)()は、とっても()()いますよ。
    Ano mizugi wa, tottemo niaimasu yo.
    That swimsuit really suits you!

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 水着”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN