切手

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ChineseEdit

close to; to cut; to slice hand; convenient
simp. and trad.
(切手)

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 切手

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

切手

  1. (Taiwan, Min Nan, Hakka) postage stamp

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 1

Etymology 1Edit

From 切る (kiru, "cut," "slice," "carve") + (te, "hand")

NounEdit

切手 ‎(hiragana きって, romaji kitte)

  1. a stamp; a substitute for postage stuck to the postcard
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From 切れる (kireru, "be able to do") + (te, "hand")

NounEdit

切手 ‎(hiragana きれて, romaji kirete)

  1. man of ability

Usage notesEdit

  • In this sense, 切れ手 is used more commonly than 切手

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