Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1
せつ
Grade: 2
kan’on

Etymology edit

From (tai, of great intensity) + (setsu, urgent, pressing, close).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

(たい)(せつ) (taisetsu-na (adnominal (たい)(せつ) (taisetsu na), adverbial (たい)(せつ) (taisetsu ni))

  1. important, weighty
    (だれ)よりも(たい)(せつ)(ひと)
    dare yori mo taisetsu na hito
    the most important person in the world
    (literally, “a person who is more important than anyone else”)
  2. valuable

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Noun edit

(たい)(せつ) (taisetsu

  1. importance, weight
  2. value

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References edit

  1. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1974), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Second edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ Hirayama, Teruo, editor (1960), 全国アクセント辞典 (Zenkoku Akusento Jiten, Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Tōkyōdō, →ISBN