(common “Jōyō” kanji)
The on'yomi are not used in modern Japanese.
Cognate with 壺 (tsubo, “basin”). The current meaning related to area arose from the way a surrounded area with the base or floor lower than the circumference looks like a basin.
Although the reading is different, this areal measurement meaning for 坪 is shared in common with the terms 평 (坪, pyeong) in Korean and 坪 (pe5) in Taiwanese.
坪 (hiragana つぼ, rōmaji tsubo)
- A unit of areal measure, traditionally a square six 尺 (shaku, traditional Japanese unit of length, roughly equivalent to the English foot) per side, equivalent to the area covered by two standard-sized tatami mats. In modern usage, standardized at 3.306 square metres.
坪 • (pyeong) (hangeul 평, revised pyeong, McCune–Reischauer p'yŏng, Yale phyeng)
- pyeong, a traditional unit of measurement
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