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エース (ēsu): four aces.

Etymology edit

Borrowing from English ace.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

エース (ēsu

  1. (card games) an ace (card with a single spot)
    • 2000 July 7 [2000 May 17], Seimaru Amagi with Sato, Fumiya, “FILE(ファイル) 1(いち) (さつ)(じん)ポーカー Unlucky Men in the Rain 〈(もん)(だい)(へん)”, in 明智警視の優雅なる事件簿 [Superintendent Akechi Elegant Case Files], 3rd edition (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      (あか)(びし)さんのカードは(はち)(ジャック)のツーペア‥‥(みつ)()さんは(エース)のスリーカード (くも)()さんは(クイーン)のワンペア 緑川さんは役なし(ブタ)‥‥
      Akabishi-san no kādo wa hachi to jakku no tsū pea‥‥ Mitsuya-san wa ēsu no surī kādo Kumoma-san wa kuīn no wan pea Midorikawa-san wa buta‥‥
      Akabishi-san’s hand would have a two pair, eights and jacks‥‥ Mitsuya-san’s a three of a kind, aces. Kumoma-san’s a one pair, queens. Midorikawa-san’s a high card‥‥
  2. (gambling) an ace (die face with a single spot)
  3. (sports) an ace (best player on the team)
  4. (tennis) an ace (point scored without the opponent hitting the ball)
  5. (baseball) an ace (best pitcher on the team)

See also edit

Playing cards in Japanese · トランプ (toranpu) (layout · text)
             
エース (ēsu, ace) ツー (tsū, two),
() (ni, two),
デュース (dyūsu, deuce)
スリー (surī, three),
(さん) (san, three),
トレイ (torei, trey)
フォー (, four),
(よん) (yon, four),
ケイト (keito, cater)
ファイブ (faibu, five),
() (go, five),
シンク (shinku, cinque)
シックス (shikkusu, six),
(ろく) (roku, six),
サイス (saisu, sice)
セブン (sebun, seven),
(なな) (nana, seven)
             
エイト (eito, eight),
(はち) (hachi, eight)
ナイン (nain, nine),
(きゅう) (kyū, nine)
テン (ten, ten),
(じゅう) (, ten)
ジャック (jakku, jack) クイーン (kuīn, queen) キング (kingu, king) ジョーカー (jōkā, joker)

References edit

  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. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 Akira Matsumura, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kyōsuke Kindaichi, Tadao Yamada, Takeshi Shibata, Kenji Sakai, Yasuo Kuramochi, and Akio Yamada, editors (1997) 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  6. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN