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まな板 (manaita): an amberjack on a cutting board.
Kanji in this term
いた
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 真魚 (mana, edible fish) +‎ (ita, board).[1][2][3]

The kanji spelling comes from Chinese .

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

まな板 (hiragana まないた, rōmaji manaita)

  1. a chopping board, a cutting board
  2. (slang) a girl with a flat chest (compare the English expression “flat as a board”)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN