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ChineseEdit

(the) most; ‑est
 
initial; first; beginning; junior; basic
simp. and trad.
(最初)

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NounEdit

最初

  1. first; beginning

AdjectiveEdit

最初

  1. initial; first

AdverbEdit

最初

  1. initially; originally

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (最初):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
しょ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

(sai-, most) +‎ (sho, new, first)

AdverbEdit

最初 (hiragana さいしょ, rōmaji saisho)

  1. firstly

NounEdit

最初 (hiragana さいしょ, rōmaji saisho)

  1. first, the beginning, the start
    • 1912, 夏目漱石, 行人:
       () (ぶん)最初 (さいしょ)その横顔 (よこがお) () (とき)、これが (びょう) (にん) (かお)だろうかと (うたが)った。
      Jibun wa saisho sono yokogao o mita toki, kore ga byōnin no kao darō ka to utagatta.
      When I first saw the face in profile, I suspected that it might be the face of a sick person.
    • 1914, 島田清次郎, 若芽:
      これが (わか) (ぶん) () (ちち) ()ての最初 (さいしょ)言葉 (ことば)であつた。
      Kore ga wakai bunshi ga chichi o mite no saisho no kotoba de atsuta.
      These were the first words that the man of letters uttered upon seeing his father.
    • 1914, 夏目漱石, こころ:
       (かれ)自白 (じはく)最初 (さいしょ)から最後 (さいご)まで (おな)調 (ちょう) () (つらぬ)いていました。
      Kare no jihaku wa saisho kara saigo made onaji chōshi de tsuranuite imashita.
      He stuck to the same tone in his confession from beginning to end.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.

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Hanja in this term

NounEdit

最初 (choecho) (hangeul 최초)

  1. Hanja form? of 최초 (the first).