切手

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 1

Etymology 1Edit

From 切る (kiru, "cut," "slice," "carve") + (te, "hand")

NounEdit

切手 (hiragana きって, romaji kitte)

  1. a stamp; a substitute for postage stuck to the postcard
Derived termsEdit
  • 切手帳 (kittechō): stamp album; stamp booklet
  • 切手集め (kitteatsume): stamp collecting
  • 切手蒐集, 切手収集 (kitte shūshū): philately, stamp collecting
  • 切手収集家 (kitte shūshūka): philatelist, stamp collector
  • 切手を溜める (shūshū o tameru): collect stamps
  • 小切手 (kogitte): check
  • 小切手外交 (kogitte gaikō): checkbook diplomacy
  • 記念切手 (kinen kitte): special issue stamp
  • 商品切手 (shōhin kitte): merchandise certificate
  • 郵便切手 (yūbin kitte): postage stamp
  • 偽小切手 (gikogitte): counterfeit check, bad paper
  • 送金小切手 (sōkin kogitte): cashier's check, demand draft
  • 保証小切手 (hoshō kogitte): certified check
  • 旅行小切手 (ryokō kogitte): traveler's check
  • 使用済み切手 (shiyōzumi kitte): used stamps
  • 国際返信切手券 (kokusai henshin kitte-ken): international reply-paid coupon
  • 不渡り小切手 (fuwatari kogitte): dishonored check
  • 旅行者用小切手 (ryokōsha-yō kogitte): traveler's check
  • 給料支払小切手 (kyūryō shiharai kogitte): paycheck

Etymology 2Edit

From 切れる (kireru, "be able to do") + (te, "hand")

NounEdit

切手 (hiragana きれて, romaji kirete)

  1. man of ability

Usage notesEdit

  • In this sense, 切れ手 is used more commonly than 切手

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 6 January 2014, at 03:34