裏返す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
うら
Grade: 6
かえ > がえ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ura, back side, inside, far side) +‎ 返す (kaesu, to flip over, to turn over).[1][2] The kaesu changes to gaesu due to rendaku (連濁).

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Verb[edit]

裏返す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うらがえす, romaji uragaesu, historical hiragana うらがへす)

  1. to reverse something, to turn something over, to flip something over
  2. to turn something inside out
  3. to view or consider something from a completely different perspective

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9