大阪

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See also: 大坂

Japanese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
さか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

oposaka → oɸosaka → owosaka → oosaka → oːsaka. Compound of opo (great) and saka (hill). The geographical area was historically known as Osaka / Ozaka (little hill) and was renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka "great hill". Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (hiragana おおさか, historical hiragana おほさか, romaji Ōsaka)

  1. Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
さか > ざか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

opo saka → opozaka → oɸozaka → owozaka → oozaka → oːzaka. Medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to rendaku. Compound of opo (great) and saka (hill). The geographical area was historically known as Osaka / Ozaka (little hill) and was renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka "great hill". Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (hiragana おおざか, historical hiragana おほざか, romaji Ōzaka)

  1. historical reading for present-day Ōsaka prefecture.

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Dàbǎn
Zhuyin ㄉㄚˋ ㄅㄢˇ
IPA (key) /ta̠⁵¹ pa̠n²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Dàbǎn)

  1. Ōsaka, Japan

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (traditional and simplified, POJ Tāi-pán)

  1. Ōsaka, Japan