欠点

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けつ > けっ
Grade: 4
てん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Appears to be originally from Middle Chinese compound 缺點 ‎(khwet temX, deficient point). The Chinese characters and are synonymous, and the former apparently replaced the latter in Japanese spellings of this term. The character is not used in modern Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

欠点 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 缺點, hiragana けってん, romaji ketten)

  1. something that detracts from perfection: a fault, a flaw, a defect
  2. a disadvantage, a drawback
  3. a failing grade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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