盗聴

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Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S
ちょう
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 盜聽 (dawH theng, literally steal a listen). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 盜聽 and simplified 盗听 (dàotīng).

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Noun[edit]

盗聴 (hiragana とうちょう, romaji tōchō, historical hiragana たうちやう)

  1. wiretapping, bugging
  2. eavesdropping
    米国政府 (べいこくせいふ)盗聴 (とうちょう)疑惑 (ぎわく)説明 (せつめい) ()われている。
    beikoku seifu wa tōchō giwaku no setsumei ni owarete iru.
    The US government is pressed for explanation on the suspicion of its wiretapping programs.

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Verb[edit]

盗聴 + する (transitive, hiragana とうちょうする, romaji tōchō suru, historical hiragana たうちやうする)

  1. to wiretap, to bug a room, to spy on communications
  2. to eavesdrop

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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