物語

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もの
Grade: 3
かた(り) > がた(り)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

物語 (hiragana ものがたり, romaji monogatari)

  1. tale, story
  2. legend, old story

Usage notes[edit]

Refers especially to a fictional or fictionalized narrative, the Japanese equivalent of the Western epic, although not in poetical form and of much shorter length.

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 物语
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin wùyǔ
Zhuyin ㄨˋ ㄩˇ
IPA (key) /u⁵¹ y²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

物語 (traditional, Pinyin wùyǔ, simplified 物语)

  1. tale, story, legend