ああ

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Etymology 1[edit]

Duplication of distal demonstrative pronoun (a, that, yon).

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Adverb[edit]

ああ (ā

  1. in that other way
    ああいう(こと)ā iu kotothose kinds of things
    Synonym: あの (ano yō ni)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spellings 嗚呼

Duplication of interjection (a).

Compare English ah.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ああ (ā

  1. oh!, ah!
    1. expresses surprise
    2. expresses affirmation
    3. used to call attention
    4. expresses a grunt or pain
  2. (colloquial) expresses a calm positive response: yeah
    ああそのとおりだ。ā, sono tōri da.Yeah, precisely.
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2002, 京阪系アクセント辞典 (A Dictionary of Tone on Words of the Keihan-type Dialects) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Bensei, →ISBN