ChineseEdit

water; river sex; nature; suffix corresponding to ‑ness or ‑ity
simp. and trad.
(水性)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

水性

  1. swimming ability
  2. characteristics of a body of water

AdjectiveEdit

水性

  1. aqueous; water-based

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (水性):
  • Japanese: 水性(すいせい) (suisei)
  • Korean: 수성 (水性, suseong)

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(すい)(せい) (suisei

  1. the quality of being aqueous, water-based, or water-soluble[2]
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
みず
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 5
yutōyomi

NounEdit

(みず)(しょう) (mizushō

  1. feminine flirtiness or fickleness[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  3. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN