ChineseEdit

 
red; scarlet; bare; naked
 
letter; symbol; character; word
simp. and trad.
(赤字)
Literally: “red character”.
 
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NounEdit

赤字

  1. (economics, government) deficit

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
yutōyomi

EtymologyEdit

From (あか) (aka, red) + () (ji, characters), attested since the Taishō period.

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Calque of English in the red?”)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

赤字(あかじ) (akaji

  1. (literally) characters written in red
  2. (business) red ink, deficit, in the red
  3. corrections (by a teacher or proofreader) written in red.

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ReferencesEdit

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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

赤字 (jeokja) (hangeul 적자)

  1. Hanja form? of 적자 (deficit).