怪我

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Likely the root of verbs 汚れる, 穢れる (kegareru, to become soiled, to get dirty); 汚す, 穢す (kegasu, to soil something, to make something dirty).[1] The kanji are ateji.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

怪我 (hiragana けが, romaji kega)

  1. an injury, a wound
     (かれ)登校中 (とうこうちゅう)怪我 (けが)をしたようだ。
    kare wa tōkōchū ni kega o shita yō da.
    He seems to have hurt himself while going to school.

Verb[edit]

怪我 + する (hiragana けがする, romaji kega suru)

  1. to get hurt, to injure oneself

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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