笑顔

See also: 笑顏

Contents

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
かお > がお
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(e, smiling; laughing) +‎ ‎(kao, face).[1][2] The kao changes to gao due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

笑顔 ‎(hiragana えがお, romaji egao, historical hiragana ゑがほ)

  1. a smile, a happy face
     (きみ)笑顔 (えがお) ()たい。
    Kimi no egao ga mitai.
    I want to see your smile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
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