きっと

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings 屹度
急度

Etymology[edit]

Gemination of きと (kito).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

きっと (hiragana and katakana キッと, rōmaji kitto)

  1. surely, certainly
    きっと () ()でも ()こったんだろう。
    Kitto jiko demo okottan darō.
    There must have been an accident.
  2. sternly
     (わたし) (かれ)きっとにらみつけた。
    Watashi wa kare o kitto niramitsuketa.
    I looked him sharply in the face.

Usage notes[edit]

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.