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四 : Four

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On 'yomi:
Kun 'yomi:
(yo) よ.つ(yo.tsu) よっ.つ(yo.tsu) よん(yon)
(a)(tsu) よつ(yotsu)
Radical: (31)
Usage Rating:47
old JLPT:4
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四 Usage examples

(みぎよつ)hold in which both wrestlers obtain an underarm grip with the right hand and an overarm grip with the left
角張る(しかくばる)to be angular, to be formal
(ひだりよつ)hold in which both wrestlers obtain an underarm grip with the left hand and an over-arm grip with the right
crossroads, intersection, crossway, carrefour
六十(ろくじゅうしけ)the 64 hexagrams (of the Book of Changes)
(ししゅう)periphery, circumference
(しせい)varna (each of the four Hindu castes)
人組(よにんぐみ)the Gang of Four, quartet
七抜き(よなぬき)pentatonic scale
弦楽重奏団(げんがくしじゅうそうだん)string quartet
季報(しきほう)quarterly (journal)
(しそく)four (fundamental) rules of arithmetic
年生(よねんせい)fourth-year student
半世紀(しはんせいき)quarter of a century
十路(よそじ)age forty
(よんじょ)fourth-born daughter
(よんなん)fourth son
(しゅうよっか)four days a week
(よったり)four people
半期収益(しはんきしゅうえき)quarterly earnings
半期収益発表(しはんきしゅうえきはっぴょう)quarterly earnings announcement
当五落(よんとうごらく)sleep four hours and pass, sleep five hours and fail (when cramming for university entrance exams)
(よんほん)four (long cylindrical things)
神獣(しじんじゅう)four divine beasts, guardian deities of the four cardinal points
(しぶさ)four tassels hung above the ring
本柱(しほんばしら)four posts that used to support the roof over the ring
つ身(よつみ)kimono made for young children
(ししょう)four images, four symbols, four emblems, four phenomena, four phases
書五経(ししょごきょう)the Four Books and Five Classics of Confucianism, the Nine Chinese Classics
(しい)the surrounding barbarians (from a Chinese perspective)
海兄弟(しかいけいてい)people in the whole world being all brothers, universal brotherhood
from season to season, season by season, of each season, in each season
十不惑(しじゅうふわく)At forty, one has no doubts. (Confucius)
二十(にじゅうしき)the 24 seasonal divisions of a year in the old lunar calendar
文字語(よもじご)four-letter word (English)
字成句(よじせいく)Chinese four-character phrase or idiomatic expression
(たんよん)size AAA (battery)
則演算(しそくえんざん)four arithmetic operations, basic arithmetic operations
神相応(しじんそうおう)an ideal topography for the four Taoist gods, with a river in the east, a broad avenue in the west, a basin in the south, and a hill in the north
柱推命(しちゅうすいめい)Four Pillar astrology
(アカシデ)loose-flowered hornbeam (Carpinus laxiflora), akashide
の五の言う(しのごのいう)to grumble about something (trivial)
月病(しがつびょう)euphoria experienced by college students or workplace recruits at the beginning of school or work
脚門(よつあしもん)style of temple gate featuring four supporting pillars and a gabled roof
明治十年の政変(めいじじゅうよねんのせいへん)the failed Meiji-14 coup of 1881
文房(ぶんぼうしほう)in calligraphy, the four important tools of brush, ink stone, ink stick, and paper
段活用(よだんかつよう)yodan verb conjugation (verb form of classical Japanese)
wooden plane with a convex base curved both along the direction of cutting and across the blade