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かわのじ【川の字】

 Honshu (Standard)

kawa no ji

Definition

Noun

  1. (Colloquialism) Three people, especially two parents and a child in the middle, lined up sleeping in the shape of the kanji character 川 'river'.
    1. かわのじでねる川の字で寝る】
      kawa no ji de neru
      "To sleep in the shape of the character 川"
  2. (Literal) The character for river (川)
  3. (Figurative) Three vertical lines; three straight lines

Etymology

Derived from かわ【川】 kawa, the genitive particle の no, and the noun 【字】 ji "character; letter".

意味:かわのじ【川の字】

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