左利き

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひだり
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/hidarikiki/: [pidarikiki] → [ɸidarikiki] → [çidarikiki]. Compound of hidari (left) and kiki (effective). See hidarigiki. For alternative pronunciation: /hidarigiki/: [pidarigiki] → [ɸidarigiki] → [çidarigiki]. Compound of hidari (left) and kiki (effective). /kiki/ voices to [giki] due to compounding.

NounEdit

左利き (hiragana ひだりきき, romaji hidarikiki) (alternative reading hiragana ひだりぎき, romaji hidarigiki)

  1. the ability to use a left hand better than a right hand; left-handedness
  2. a person who can use their left hand better than their right hand; left-handed person
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 229)
      Fidariguiqi. ヒダリギキ (左利き) 左利きの人.

SynonymsEdit

  • ぎっちょ (gitcho)
  • サウスポー (sausupō)

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Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 08:03