See also: 笑顏 and 笑颜

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 as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. smile, happy face, smiling 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.