See also: 暧昧

ChineseEdit

obscure; clandestine conceal; dark
trad. (曖昧)
simp. (暧昧)

PronunciationEdit


Note: oi2 mui6 - common variant.

AdjectiveEdit

曖昧

  1. (of attitude, meaning, etc.) vague; obscure; ambiguous; dubious
  2. (of relationship, behaviour, etc.) intimate but not explicit; showing fondness and interest an a relationship, albeit non-actively; amorous; flirty; flirtatious; having an affair with somebody; adulterous; illicit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

曖昧

  1. (of a person) to maintain an ambiguous and flirtatious relationship (with someone)

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: S
まい
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Middle Chinese 曖昧

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

曖昧(あいまい) (aimai-na (adnominal 曖昧(あいまい) (aimai na), adverbial 曖昧(あいまい) (aimai ni))

  1. ambiguous, obscure, unclear, vague
    (かれ)曖昧(あいまい)(こと)()った
    kare wa aimai na koto o itta
    He said some unclear things

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InflectionEdit

NounEdit

曖昧(あいまい) (aimai

  1. ambiguity, obscurity, opacity

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

曖昧 (aemae) (hangeul 애매)

  1. Hanja form? of 애매 (obscurity).