See also: 手纸

ChineseEdit

hand; convenient; ‑er paper
trad. (手紙)
simp. (手纸)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

手紙

  1. toilet paper
    宿舍翻箱倒櫃手紙最後還是不得不跑到隔壁宿舍 [MSC, trad.]
    宿舍翻箱倒柜手纸最后还是不得不跑到隔壁宿舍 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zài sùshè lǐ fānxiāngdǎoguì de zhǎo shǒuzhǐ. Zuìhòu háishì bùdébù pǎodào gébì sùshè qù le. [Pinyin]
    I looked all over the dormitory for some toilet paper. In the end, I was forced to go to the dormitory next door.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
かみ > がみ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (te, hand) +‎ (kami, paper).[1][2] The kami changes to gami as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

An etymologically unrelated false friend of Chinese 手紙.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

手紙(てがみ) (tegami

  1. a letter, an epistle (written message or note)
  2. (archaic) utility paper used for various purposes, such as for jotting down notes or for wrapping items

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DescendantsEdit

  • Amis: tikami

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN