而立

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Chinese[edit]

 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
set up; to stand
simp. and trad.
(而立)

Etymology[edit]

The Analects:

三十而立 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
三十而立 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Analects of Confucius, circa 475 – 221 BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Wú shí yòu wǔ ér zhì yú xué, sānshí ér lì. [Pinyin]
When I was 15 years old, I devoted myself to study.
At the age of 30, I established myself (got a job and started a family).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

而立

  1. (literary) thirty years old

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1

Noun[edit]

而立 (hiragana じりつ, rōmaji jiritsu)

  1. thirty years old