キャラクター

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English character.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

First attested in 1875.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

キャラクター (kyarakutā

  1. character, a fictitious person or creature
    Synonym: 登場人物 (tōjō jinbutsu, literally “appearing person”, as in “appearing in this story”)
  2. personality
    Synonym: 性格 (seikaku)
    (まん)()みたいにキャラ()てる
    manga mitai ni kyara ga tatteru
    having a distinct personality, as if they were a comic book character
    [] する()(なか)さんキャラじゃない
    [] o suru no wa Tanaka-san no kyara ja nai
    doing [] is unlike Tanaka (is not Tanaka's personality; is out of character for Tanaka)

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 キャラクター”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. ^ キャラクター”, in デジタル大辞泉 (Dejitaru Daijisen)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  3. ^ キャラクター”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainihan, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[3] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN