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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5
ざい
Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 現在 (genzai, present, current) +‎ (chi, place, location).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

現在地 (hiragana げんざいち, rōmaji genzaichi)

  1. present location, current location
  2. "you are here" (on map)

Usage notesEdit

A somewhat less common but still rather frequent variant or related phrase, 現在 (げんざい) () () (genzai ichi, present location) is also in use on maps serving the function of the English “you are here”.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN