地獄

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 地獄 (/dijH ngjowk/, literally “(under)ground prison”). Compare modern simplified Mandarin 地狱 (dìyù, hell).

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Noun[edit]

地獄 (hiragana じごく, romaji jigoku)

  1. hell, Hell: an unpleasant afterworld where the souls of the wicked are punished
    地獄 (じごく) ()ちる
    jigoku ni ochiru
    to fall into hell; to go to hell

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 地狱
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dìyù
Zhuyin ㄉㄧˋ ㄩˋ
IPA (key) /ti⁵¹⁻⁵³ y⁵¹/
Homophones
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地域
地獄/地狱

Noun[edit]

地獄 (traditional, Pinyin dìyù, simplified 地狱)

  1. hell