ゲーム

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English game.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ゲーム (romaji gēmu)

  1. a game

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

ゲーム usually refers more to a competition with a clear winner and loser, whereas 遊戯 may also refer more broadly to playing in general. Meanwhile, 試合 is more specific in meaning and refers to a match between two or more opponents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3