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.

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 2
にち
Grade: 1
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 1
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

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, historical hiragana みやうにち) (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 昨日 (きのう) ‎(kinō)/昨日 (きそ) ‎(kiso) (rare)/昨日 (さくじつ) ‎(sakujitsu) "yesterday" and 今日 (きょう) ‎(kyō)/今日 (こんにち) ‎(konnichi)/本日 (ほんじつ) ‎(honjitsu) "today".

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

明日 ‎(myeong-il) ‎(hangeul 명일)

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