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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1 Grade: S

From Old Japanese はたち (twenty items).

NounEdit

二十歳 (hiragana はたち, rōmaji hatachi)

  1. twenty years old

Usage notesEdit

Twenty is the age of majority in Japan.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じゅっ
Grade: 1
さい
Grade: S

From 二十 (nijū, twenty) +‎ (sai, year).

NounEdit

二十歳 (hiragana にじゅっさい, rōmaji nijussai)

  1. twenty years old

Usage notesEdit

Jōyō kanji recognized only じゅう () and じっ (ji') as readings of until 2010, even though the latter is actually pronounced じゅっ (ju') today and NHK accepted it already in 1966.

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