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明日

ChineseEdit

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(明日)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

明日

  1. (literary) tomorrow

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with 明白.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 1

NounEdit

明日 (hiragana あした, romaji ashita) (colloquial)
明日 (hiragana あす, romaji asu) (polite)
明日 (hiragana みょうにち, romaji myōnichi) (formal)

  1. tomorrow

Usage notesEdit

Note that the pronunciation differs depending on register, which also happens for the antonym “yesterday” and the coordinate term “today”. Corresponding in formality to ashita/asu/myōnichi “tomorrow” are kinō/kiso (rare)/sakujitsu “yesterday” and kyō/konnichi/honjitsu “today”.

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KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

明日 (myeong-il) (hangeul 명일)

  1. Hanja form? of 명일, “the next day”.