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踏切

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踏切 (fumikiri): a railroad crossing.
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")

PronunciationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3