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二人

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Etymology

Native Japanese, written with the Han characters ("two") + ("person").

Noun

二人 (hiragana ふたり, romaji futari) (alternative reading hiragana ににん, romaji ninin)

  1. two people
  2. a couple (two partners), they
  3. (poetic) the two of us, we

Usage notes

The reading ににん is only used in compounds (e.g. 二人称) in modern Japanese.

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