あら

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Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

あら (rōmaji ara)

  1. (chiefly women's speech) oh; ah
    • 1997 December 12, Abiko, Miwa, “みかん・絵日記特別編 吐夢と不思議な猫 [Mikan Picture Diary Special: Tom and the Mysterious Cat]”, in みかん・絵日記 [Mikan Picture Diary], volume 1 (fiction), Tokyo: Hakusensha, page 13:
      あら (ねこ)さん?あのっ (かえ)っちゃうの?
      Ara neko-san? Anok kaetchau no?
      Hey kitty? Will you ever come back?

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

あら (katakana アラ, rōmaji ara)

  1. 𩺊: saw-edged perch, Niphon spinosus

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN