Last modified on 13 December 2013, at 07:44

踏切

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ふ(み)
Grade: S
き(り)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From 踏む (fumu, "step on," "tread on," "stamp") + 切る (kiru, "perform an action as if by cutting")

NounEdit

踏切 (hiragana ふみきり, romaji fumikiri)

  1. railroad crossing

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 踏切番 (fumikiriban): gatekeeper crossing guard
  • 無人踏切 (mujin fumikiri): unstaffed railway crossing