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Character  ど 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER DO
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3069

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The hiragana character (to) with a dakuten ().

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization do)

  1. The hiragana syllable (do), whose equivalent in katakana is (do).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Appears to be a relatively recent innovation. In mainstream Japanese, this prefix is used as an intensifier. In the Kansai region, the meaning has further developed to convey more negative overtones.[1][2]

The ultimate derivation is unclear. This may be an extension of the noun (do, degree, extent).

Prefix[edit]

(romaji do-)

  1. super-
    あほ
    do-aho
    dumbass
    • 2015, 谷川ニコ, 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!喪79:
       () (はし)のやわらかさは小学生 (しょうがくせい)のおっぱいと (おな)じ… まじかよ 京都人 (きょうとじん)って変態 (へんたい)だな…
      Yatsuhashi no yawarakasa wa shōgakusei no oppai to onaji… maji ka yo Kyōto-jin tte do-hentai da na…
      Yatsuhashi are as soft as the tits of an elementary schooler… You serious? Kyoto must be seriously perverted…

Etymology 3[edit]

Reading of various kanji characters.

Noun[edit]

(romaji do)

  1. : degree, extent

Prefix[edit]

(romaji do-)

  1. : indeterminate prefix, used to form question words such as 何れ (dore, which, literally which one) or 何処 (doko, where, literally what place)

Suffix[edit]

(romaji -do)

  1. : (geometry) degree of an angle; degree in temperature; number of times; percentage of alcohol concentration

References[edit]

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