ChineseEdit

 
today; modern; present
today; modern; present; current; this; now
 
day; sun; date
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
trad. (今日)
simp. #(今日)

PronunciationEdit


Note: gam1 mat6 - from assimilation.
Note: gim1 rêg8 - Jieyang.
Note:
  • jin1 r6 - vernacular;
  • jin1 nyi6 - literary.

NounEdit

今日

  1. (formal) today; now
  2. (formal) nowadays

SynonymsEdit

  • (today):
  • (nowadays): 今天 (jīntiān)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (今日):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: 2 Grade: 1
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 今日 – see the following entry.
きょう
[noun] today
[proper noun] a female given name
(This term, 今日, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Usage notesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
にち
Grade: 1
goon

From Middle Chinese compound 今日 (MC kˠiɪm ȵiɪt̚). Compare modern Taishanese reading gim1 ngit4.

The goon, so likely the original reading of the term as first borrowed from Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(こん)(にち) (konnichi

  1. today, this day
    Synonym: 本日 (honjitsu)
  2. nowadays
    Synonyms: 此の頃 (konogoro), 現在 (genzai), 現代 (gendai)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
にち > ち
Grade: 1
on’yomi Irregular

/koɲɲit͡ɕi//koɲt͡ɕi/

Shift from konnichi above. Used dialectally in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo since the Edo period.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(こん)() (konchi

  1. Same as こんにち above

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
じつ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 今日 (MC kˠiɪm ȵiɪt̚). Compare modern Cantonese reading gam1 jat6.

Change in reading from konnichi, keeping the earlier goon reading kon for , but substituting the later kan'on reading jitsu for .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(こん)(じつ) (konjitsu

  1. today, this day
  2. nowadays

Coordinate termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

今日 (geumil) (hangeul 금일)

  1. Hanja form? of 금일 (today).

OkinawanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Japanese 今日 (kyō), and showing evidence of the affrication process common in Okinawan, causing the earlier /k-/ consonant to shift when followed by /i/ or /y-/.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

今日 (hiragana ちゅー, rōmaji chū)

  1. today

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Japanese 今日 (kyō).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

今日 (hiragana きゆ, rōmaji kiyu)

  1. (literary) today

ReferencesEdit

  • ちゅー【今日】” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.
  • チュー” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.
  • キユ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.