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指折り数える

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ゆび
Grade: 3

Grade: 4
かぞ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

VerbEdit

指折り数える (ichidan conjugation, hiragana ゆびおりかぞえる, rōmaji yubiorikazoeru)

  1. to count on one's fingers
    • 2016, 三秋縋, あおぞらとくもりぞら
      青空 (あおぞら)指折 (ゆびお) (かぞ)えます
       () (けい)、オルゴール、 (ふう) (しゃ)、ひまわり、
       メリーゴーラウンド、 (かん) (らん) (しゃ)……でしたよね?」
      Aozora wa yubiorikazoemasu.
      “Tokei, orugōru, fūsha, himawari,
      merīgōraundo, kanransha……deshita yo ne?”
      Aozora counted on her fingers.
      "Clocks, music boxes, windmills, sunflowers,
      merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels…… right?"
  2. (figuratively) to count down the days until something will happen

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ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067