時々

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
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Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

時々

  1. often, constantly

Usage notes[edit]

In the Mandarin language, the symbol is sometimes used in casual horizontal writing (or calligraphy) to indicate a repeated character, but not in formal writing, in print, or on the Internet. More often, is used (but still only casually), or sometimes the older . Usually, however, the character is simply written twice, without the use of any of the above symbols. In Japanese, is used in any kind of writing.

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とき
Grade: 2
とき > どき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication (with rendaku) of (toki), time.

Adverb[edit]

時々 (hiragana ときどき, romaji tokidoki)

  1. sometimes, at times
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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.