ゲーム

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English game.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ゲーム (rōmaji gēmu)

  1. a game

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Usage notes[edit]

The term gēmu usually refers more to a competition with a clear winner and loser, whereas  (ゆう) () (yūgi) may also refer more broadly to playing in general. Meanwhile,  () (あい) (shiai) is more specific in meaning and refers to a match between two or more opponents.

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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
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3