Adverbial noun, Noun
1. space (between); gap; interval; distance
  • あなた
  • メグ
  • わたし私の
  • あいだ
  • すわ座る
  • こと
  • になっています
  • You are sitting between Meg and me.
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun
2. time (between); pause; break
Adverbial noun, Noun, Temporal noun
3. span (temporal or spatial); stretch; period (while)
  • あなた
  • どのくらい
  • あいだ
  • こうべ神戸
  • 住んでいます
  • How long have you lived in Kobe?
Adverbial noun, Noun
4. relationship (between, among)
  • ねん
  • にほん日本
  • ちゅうごく中国
  • あいだ
  • へいわじょうやく平和条約
  • むす結ばれた
  • In 1978 a peace treaty was concluded between Japan and China.
Adverbial noun, Noun
5. members (within, among)
6. due to; because ofArchaism, Only applies to あいだ
Wikipedia definition
7. Ma (negative space)Ma is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as "gap", "space", "pause" or "the space between two structural parts. " The spatial concept is experienced progressively through intervals of spatial designation. In Japanese, ma, the word for space, suggests interval. It is best described as a consciousness of place, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of vision.
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Other forms
間 【あわい】
あわい: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage.


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