温泉

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See also: 溫泉

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 溫泉 (“hot spring; spa; onsen; Wenquan County; etc.”).
(This term, 温泉, is the simplified and variant traditional form of 溫泉.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

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温泉 (onsen): an onsen in Nachikatsuura, Japan
Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: 3
せん
Grade: 6
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/wonsen//onsen/

From Chinese 溫泉 (ʔwon dzjwen, literally warm + spring). Compare modern Chinese 溫泉 (wēnquán).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

温泉 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 溫泉, hiragana おんせん, rōmaji onsen, historical hiragana をんせん)

  1. a hot spring
    • 1997 August 12, Maekawa, Takeshi, “なるだいへのまき [To the Strange Land]”, in しんてっけんチンミ [New Ironfist Chinmi], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 26:
      なるほど  (おん) (せん)ってのはいいですね——っ
      Naruhodo onsentte no wa ii desu ne——'
      True, it’d be great to take a bath in a hot spring
  2. a spa; an onsen

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References[edit]

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