青空

See also: 靑空

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: S
そら > ぞら
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ao, blue) +‎ (sora, sky). The sora changes to zora due to rendaku (連濁).

The reading was aosora until roughly the mid-Meiji Period. The shift to rendaku pronunciation has been relatively recent.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

青空 (hiragana あおぞら, historical hiragana あをぞら, romaji aozora)

  1. a blue sky, a clear sky
  2. (when preceding another noun) outdoors, in the open, open-air
    青空 (あおぞら)市場 (いちば)
    aozora ichiba
    an open-air market

SynonymsEdit

  • (clear sky): 碧空 (へきくう, hekikū), 碧天 (へきてん, hekiten)
  • (outdoors): 屋外 (おくがい, okugai), 露天 (ろてん, roten)

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qīngkōng
Zhuyin ㄑㄧㄥ ㄎㄨㄥ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵⁵ kʰʊŋ⁵⁵/

NounEdit

青空 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin qīngkōng)

  1. blue sky, azure sky
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