優美

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ゆう
Grade: 6

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

優美 (-na inflection, hiragana ゆうび, romaji yūbi)

  1. graceful, refined, elegant
    • 1953, 牧野富太郎, 植物一日一題:
       (あき)になるとカエデと同様紅葉 (どうようこうよう)するが、しかしカエデほど優美 (ゆうび)ではない。
      aki ni naru to kaede to dōyō kōyō suru ga, shikashi kaede hodo yūbi de wa nai.
      Its leaves turn in autumn like the maple's, but it is not as elegant as the maple is.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

優美 (hiragana ゆうび, romaji yūbi)

  1. grace, refinement, elegance

MandarinEdit

simpl. 优美
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yōuměi
Zhuyin ㄧㄡ ㄇㄟˇ
IPA (key) /i̯oʊ̯⁵⁵ meɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

AdjectiveEdit

優美 (traditional, Pinyin yōuměi, simplified 优美)

  1. (music, scenery) graceful, exquisite, pleasing
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