天婦羅

See also: 天妇罗

ChineseEdit

phonetic
trad. (天婦羅)
simp. (天妇罗)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 天麩羅 (tenpura).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

天婦羅

  1. tempura

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
ふ > ぷ
Grade: 5

Grade: S
on’yomi

NounEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of 天婦羅 – see the following entry.
天麩羅てんぷら
[noun] tempura: a Japanese dish made from seafood, chicken, or vegetables dipped in batter and deep fried
(This term, 天婦羅, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Usage notesEdit

This spelling swaps out the character meaning wheat gluten in reference to the batter used in making tempura, for the more-common character of the same reading, but meaning wife.