See also: 优雅

ChineseEdit

excellent; superior elegant
trad. (優雅)
simp. (优雅)

EtymologyEdit

Short for 優美优美 (yōuměi) + 高雅 (gāoyǎ).

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

優雅

  1. graceful and elegant
    優雅舞步 / 优雅舞步  ―  yōuyǎ de wǔbù  ―  graceful steps

Usage notesEdit

Usually 幽雅 (yōuyǎ) is used to describe places and music, while 優雅优雅 (yōuyǎ) is used to describe speech and behaviour.

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ゆう
Grade: 6

Grade: S
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

優雅(ゆうが) (yūga-na (adnominal 優雅(ゆうが) (yūga na), adverbial 優雅(ゆうが) (yūga ni))

  1. elegant, refined
    • 1935, 寺田寅彦, 柿の種:
      インテリジェントで、しかも(ゆう)()(おん)(りょう)(ひと)(がら)が、(ぜん)(しん)から(ほう)(さん)しているような()がした。
      Interijento de, shikamo yūga de onryō na hitogara ga, zenshin kara hōsan shite iru yō na ki ga shita.
      Her personality was intelligent yet refined and amiable, and it seemed to radiate from her entire body.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

優雅(ゆうが) (yūga

  1. elegance, refinement