浮気

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
うわ
Grade: S

Grade: 1
Irregular

/ufa ki//uwaki/

Compound of  (うわ) (uwa, over) +  () (ki, spirit). The use of is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Adjectival noun[edit]

浮気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 浮氣, -na inflection, hiragana うわき, rōmaji uwaki, historical hiragana うはき)

  1. fickle, unfaithful, disloyal
  2. cheerful and showy; capricious

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

浮気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 浮氣, hiragana うわき, rōmaji uwaki, historical hiragana うはき)

  1. extramarital sex, affair, fooling around
  2. unfaithfulness, infidelity
  3. capriciousness

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

浮気する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 浮氣, intransitive, hiragana うわき, rōmaji uwaki, historical hiragana うはき)

  1. to have an affair
  2. to be unfaithful, to cheat, to adulterate

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9