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today; modern; present; current; this; now
night
simp. and trad.
(今宵)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

今宵

  1. tonight

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 今晚 (“tonight; this evening”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 今晚今夜今宵
Mandarin Beijing 今晚今天晚上
Cantonese Guangzhou 今晚
Hong Kong 今晚
Min Dong Fuzhou 今旦晡今晡
Min Nan Chaozhou 今暝

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
よい
Grade: S
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

/ko2jo2hi1/: */kəjəpi//kojoɸi//kojowi//kojoi/

From Old Japanese. Compound of (ko, this) +‎ (yoi, evening).[1][2]

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NounEdit

今宵 (hiragana こよい, rōmaji koyoi, historical hiragana こよひ)

  1. this evening, tonight
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 14, poem 3469)
      由布氣尓毛 許余比登乃良路 和賀西奈波 阿是曽母許与比 与斯呂伎麻左奴[4]
  2. (in the morning, from the perspective of “this night (that has just ended)”) last night

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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. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ Satake, Akihiro; Hideo Yamada; Rikio Kudō; Masao Ōtani; Yoshiyuki Yamazaki (c. 759) Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 3: Man’yōshū 3 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, published 2002, →ISBN.