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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 切手 (きって)(kitte).

PronunciationEdit


Note: khit-té - from Japanese pronunciation.
Note: khit-teh - from Japanese pronunciation.

NounEdit

切手

  1. (Taiwanese Min Nan and Hakka) postage stamp

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 郵票 (“postage stamp”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 郵票
Mandarin Beijing 郵票
Taiwan 郵票
Cantonese Guangzhou 郵票士擔
Hong Kong 郵票士擔
Taishan 郵票士擔
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 郵票切手
Liudui (S. Sixian) 郵票切手
Hsinchu (Hailu) 郵票切手
Dongshi (Dabu) 郵票切手
Zhuolan (Raoping) 郵票切手
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 郵票切手
Min Nan Xiamen 郵票
Quanzhou 郵票
Zhangzhou 郵票
Taipei 郵票
Kaohsiung 郵票
Tainan 尪仔頭郵票
Taichung 郵票
Yilan 郵票
Lukang 花仔紙郵票
Sanxia 郵票
Kinmen 郵票
Magong 郵票
Hsinchu 郵票切手
Malaysia stamp
Wu Shanghai 郵票

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
き > きっ
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
Irregular

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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