Japanese Word Entry

土用の丑の日
Kana:どようのうしのひ
Definition: day of the ox in midsummer (during the hottest season), dog days of summer

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Chinese characters used in this word

soil, earth, ground, Turkey, items made of earth
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄨˇ (tǔ), ㄉㄨˋ (dù), ㄔㄚˇ (chǎ), ㄊㄨˊ (tú)
Cantonese: tou2
Japanese: ド、 ト / つち
Korean: 토, 두
Vietnamese: thổ, độ, đỗ

utilize, business, service, use, employ, apply, operate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄩㄥˋ (yòng)
Cantonese: jung6
Japanese: ヨウ / もち.いる、 はたらき、 もって
Korean:
Vietnamese: dụng

sign of the ox or cow, 1-3AM, second sign of Chinese zodiac, clown, comedian, 2nd terrestrial branch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄡˇ (chǒu)
Cantonese: cau2
Japanese: チュウ、 チュ / うし
Korean: 축, 추
Vietnamese: sửu

day, sun, Japan, counter for days, daytime
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖˋ (rì)
Cantonese: jat6
Japanese: ニチ、 ジツ / ひ、 -び、 -か、 か、 ひび
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhật