お宅

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たく
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(o-, honorific prefix, kun'yomi) +‎ ‎(taku, home, on'yomi).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

お宅 ‎(hiragana おたく, romaji otaku)

  1. your home
  2. (personal pronoun) you
  3. (rare) geek

Usage notes[edit]

The slang おたく or オタク ‎(geek) is normally written in kana, and rarely in this kanji form.

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