看板娘

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 6
ばん
Grade: 3
むすめ
Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 看板 (kanban, sign, signage) +‎ (musume, girl).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) んばんむすめ [kàńbáń múꜜsùmè] (Nakadaka – [5])[2]
  • IPA(key): [kã̠mbã̠m mɯ̟ᵝsɨᵝme̞]

Noun[edit]

(かん)(ばん)(むすめ) (kanban musume

  1. an attractive girl or young woman who stands outside a store to attract customers

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN