どんな

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings
何様な (literary)
何様 (literary)
甚麼 (literary, obsolete)
什麼 (literary, obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of どの(よう) (dono yō na).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

どんな (donnairregular

  1. how?; like what?; what kind of...?
    どんなとき
    Donna toki mo.
    In any case.
  2. which one?

Inflection[edit]

Only used in adnominal form どんな (donna) and adverbial どんなに (donna ni).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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