足の裏

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あし
Grade: 1
うら
Grade: 6
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (ashi, foot) + (no, possessive particle) + (ura, backside, underside, inner side).[1] Contrasts with 足の甲 (ashi no kō, the top of the foot, the instep).

Compare 手の裏 (te no ura, palm of the hand), contrasting with 手の甲 (te no kō, back of the hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [a̠ɕi no̞ ɯ̟ᵝɾa̠]

Noun[edit]

(あし)(うら) (ashi no ura

  1. sole of the foot

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan