間柄

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あいだ
Grade: 2
がら
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of Old Japanese-derived elements (aida, between; relations) +‎ -柄 (-gara, quality, characteristics).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

間柄 (hiragana あいだがら, romaji aidagara, historical hiragana あひだがら)

  1. a relationship
    親子 (おやこ)間柄 (あいだがら) (むずか)しいです。
    oyako no aidagara wa muzukashii desu.
    The parent-child relationship is difficult.
  2. terms, as in friendly or hostile
    喧嘩 (けんか)するくせに、その二人 (ふたり)意外 (いがい)とすごくいい間柄 (あいだがら)となっている。
    kenka suru kuse ni, sono futari wa igai to sugoku ii aidagara to natte iru.
    Though they fight, those two are surprisingly on very good terms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3