ドイツ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Listed in some dictionaries[1] as deriving from Dutch Duits (German (adj), German (language)). Listed in others[2] as deriving from German deutsch (German (adj)), Deutsch (German (language)). Considering the history of cultural contact, the Dutch derivation is more likely.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ドイツ (romaji Doitsu)

  1. Germany

Usage notes[edit]

This kanji spelling 独逸 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 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