只働き

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tada, for free) +‎ 働き (hataraki, noun stem of verb hataraku, “to work”). The hataraki changes to bataraki due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Kun'yomi
  • IPA(key): [ta̠da̠ba̠ta̠ɺ̠a̠ki]
  • だばたらき [ta̠˨ꜛda̠˦ba̠˦ꜜta̠˨ɺ̠a̠˨ki˨] (Nakadaka)[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

只働き (hiragana ただばたらき, romaji tadabataraki)

  1. work done for free, unpaid work, uncompensated work
  2. work done in vain, work with no favorable end result

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

只働き + する (hiragana ただばたらきする, romaji tadabataraki suru)

  1. to work for free, to work without pay or other compensation
  2. to work in vain, to work with no favorable end result

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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