青空

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Chinese[edit]

green (blue, black); Qinghai province (abbrev.)
 
emptied; leisure; air
emptied; leisure; air; sky; empty; in vain
trad. (青空/靑空) /
simp. (青空)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

青空

  1. (literary) blue sky, azure sky
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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: 1
そら > ぞら
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
靑空 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

First cited to the early 1700s.[1]

Compound of (ao, blue) +‎ (sora, sky).[1][2] The sora reading for changes to zora as an instance of rendaku (連濁). The reading was aosora until roughly the mid-Meiji Period.[1] The shift to voiced pronunciation has been relatively recent.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(あお)(ぞら) (aozoraあをぞら (awozora)?

  1. the blue sky; the clear sky
    Synonyms: 青天 (seiten), 蒼穹 (sōkyū), 蒼空 (sōkū), 蒼天 (sōten), 蒼旻 (sōbin), 碧虚 (hekikyo), 碧空 (hekikū), 碧霄 (hekishō), 碧天 (hekiten), 碧落 (hekiraku)
    青空(あおぞら)見上(みあ)げて故郷(ふるさと)(おも)
    aozora o miagete furusato o omou
    to look up at the blue sky and think of one's hometown
  2. (only attributively) the state of being outdoors, in the open, open-air
    Synonyms: 屋外 (okugai), 露天 (roten)
    青空(あおぞら)市場(いちば)
    aozora ichiba
    an open-air market

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.