See also: 贵方

ChineseEdit

 
expensive; noble; your (name)
expensive; noble; your (name); precious
 
square; quadrilateral; place
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
trad. (貴方)
simp. (贵方)

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

貴方

  1. (formal) generic second person pronoun, often used in letters

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 2
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 貴方 – see the following entry.
あなた
[pronoun] 貴方, 貴女, 貴男: you (second-person pronoun)
[pronoun] 貴方: (women's speech) dear, darling, sweetheart (term used by a wife to address her husband)
[pronoun] 貴方, 彼方: (uncommon) that person (far from both speaker and listener)
Alternative spellings
貴方, 貴女, 貴男, 彼方
(This term, 貴方, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
ほう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

/kipau//kifau//kifɔː//kihoː/

From Middle Chinese 貴方 (MC kʉiH pʉɐŋ, “noble, superior + side, place, direction”).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

()(ほう) (kihōきはう (kifau)?

  1. (respectful) your house, your residence
  2. (respectful, men's speech) you (used to address someone of equal social footing)
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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