赤い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective akashi: /akaki/ > /akai/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out. Cognate with 明るい (akarui, bright).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

赤い (-i inflection, hiragana あかい, rōmaji akai)

  1. the color red
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 9)
      Acai. アカイ (赤い) 赤い(もの).

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References[edit]

  • ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō