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fine; minutely; thin; slender
 
fine; minutely; thin; slender
trad. (細細)
simp. (细细)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

細細

  1. (colloquial) very thin; very fine
  2. (colloquial) very careful

JapaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
こま
Grade: 2
こま > ごま
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

細細 (hiragana こまごま, rōmaji komagoma)

  1. small; little; various; trifling
  2. minutely; particularly; in detail

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ほそ
Grade: 2
ほそ > ぼそ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

細細 (hiragana ほそぼそ, rōmaji hosoboso)

  1. thin; slender; faint
  2. poor; narrow (of road, livelihood, etc.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN