雨水

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Chinese[edit]

rain water; river
simp. and trad.
(雨水)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

雨水

  1. rainwater
  2. rainfall; precipitation

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

雨水

  1. the 2nd of the 24 solar terms around February 18th, 19th, or 20th, after which there should be no more snow, but rain showers are expected

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
みず
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
すい
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

From (ama, rain) + (mizu, water).

Noun[edit]

雨水 (hiragana あまみず, rōmaji amamizu)

  1. rainwater

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese /*ɣioɕjuɪ/ > Japanese /usui/.

Proper noun[edit]

雨水 (hiragana うすい, rōmaji Usui)

  1. The second solar term, literally meaning "rain water".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

雨水

  1. Hán tự form of vũ thủy, “The second solar term, literally meaning "rain water".