日本語

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち > に
Grade: 1
ほん
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
on'yomi
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Etymology[edit]

日本 (Nihon, Japan) +‎ (-go, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nihõ̞ŋgo̞], [nihõ̞ŋŋo̞]
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Proper noun[edit]

日本語 (hiragana にほんご, romaji Nihongo)

  1. the Japanese language

Korean[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

日本語 (Ilbon-eo) (hangeul 일본어)

  1. the Japanese language

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 日本语
trad. 日本

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Rìběnyǔ
Zhuyin ㄖㄧˋ ㄅㄣˇ ㄩˇ
IPA (key) /ʐʐ̩⁵¹ pən²¹⁴⁻³⁵ y²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Proper noun[edit]

日本語 (traditional, Pinyin Rìběnyǔ, simplified 日本语)

  1. the Japanese language

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like Nihongo in English, 日本語 (Rìběnyǔ) is usually restricted to linguistic and language learning contexts, whilst 日文 (Rìwén) and 日语/日語 (Riyǔ) are more commonly used in written and conversational situations respectively.