日本語

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Chinese[edit]

Japan
 
dialect; language; speech; tell to
trad. (日本語) 日本
simp. (日本语) 日本

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日本語

  1. the Japanese language

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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.

Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
にち > に
Grade: 1
ほん
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 日本 (Nihon, Japan) +‎ (-go, language).

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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

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