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) +‎ (-gara, quality, characteristics).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(あいだ)(がら) (aidagaraあひだがら (afidagara)?

  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.

Usage notes[edit]

間柄 describes relationships between people. For broader usage (e.g relationship between Chinese and Japanese language), use 関係.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN