代わり

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Nominative form of 代わる (kawaru, substitute)

NounEdit

代わり (hiragana かわり, romaji kawari)

  1. substitution, substitute
  2. substitute, deputy, proxy
  3. compensation, exchange
  4. second helping, refill

Alternative formsEdit

  • 代り: Less common form

Derived termsEdit

  • 代わりに (kawari ni): instead of, for, as
  • 代わり番こ, 代わりばんこ (kawari banko): alternately
  • 代わり映え, 代わり栄え (kawaribae): successful substitution
  • 代わり合う (kawariau): relieve each other, take turns
  • 代わり代わり (kawarigawari): alternately, in turn
  • お代わり, 御代わり (okawari): second helping, another cup
  • 肩代わり (katagawari): shouldering another's debt
  • 身代わり (migawari): substitute, sacrifice
  • 親代わり (oyagawari): foster parent
  • 入れ代わり (irekawari): substitution, replacement
  • その代わり (sono kawari): instead, but
  • 手札代わり (tefudagawari): giving a gift
  • 入れ代わり立ち代わり (irekawari-tachikawari): by turns

Related termsEdit

  • 代え (kae): substitute, proxy
  • 替わり (kawari): turn, shift
  • 換わり (kawari): exchange
  • 変わり (kawari): change, difference

SuffixEdit

代わり (hiragana がわり, romaji gawari)

  1. substitute, replacement
    携帯を住所録代わりにする。
    Keitai o jūshoroku gawari ni suru.
    Use a cell phone as a substitute for an address book.
Last modified on 12 January 2014, at 11:05