現在地

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5
ざい
Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 現在 ‎(genzai, present, current) +‎ ‎(chi, place, location).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

現在地 ‎(hiragana げんざいち, romaji genzaichi)

  1. present location, current location
  2. "you are here" (on map)

Usage notes[edit]

A somewhat less common but still rather frequent variant or related phrase, 現在位置 ‎(げんざいいち, genzai ichi, present location) is also in use on maps serving the function of the English “you are here”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9