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左右

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Japanese

Kanji in this term
See also 左右する

Etymology

From(サ, sa): (left) + (ユウ, yū): (right).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /sajuː/

Noun

左右 (hiragana さゆう, romaji sayū)

  1. left and right
    • 横断歩道を渡る前には、左右を確認する。
    Check the left and the right, before you cross over the crosswalk.
  2. both sides

Derived terms

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Mandarin

simpl. and trad.

Adjective

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) about; or so; or thereabouts
    身高可能左右
    He was about three meters tall.

Noun

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. the left and right sides; both sides
  2. entourage; retinue; attendants

Verb

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. to master; to control; to influence

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Min Nan

simpl. and trad.

Adjective

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. about; or so; or thereabouts

Noun

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. the left and right sides; both sides
  2. entourage; retinue; attendants

Verb

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. to master; to control; to influence

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