ドイツ

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See also: どいつ

Japanese[edit]

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 ドイツ on Japanese Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Listed in some sources as deriving from Dutch Duits (German, adjective, noun).[1][2][3] Listed in others as a corruption of German deutsch (German, adjective) or Deutsch (German, noun).[4] Considering the history of cultural contact, the Dutch derivation is more likely.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ドイツ (rōmaji Doitsu)

  1. Germany
    • 1996 February 25 [Aug 9 1995], Watsuki, Nobuhiro, “だい四十四まく 「しんぱいよう [Act 44: “Nothing to Worry About”]”, in るろうにけんしん —めいけんかくまんたん [Rurōni Kenshin —Ballad of a Meiji Swordsroamer—], volume 6 (fiction, in Japanese), 3rd edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, pages 95–96:
      いろいろと (かんが)えたのですが  (じつ)は  (わたし)  () () (ろう) ()れて独逸 (ドイツ) () (こと) ()めました
      Iroiro to kangaeta no desu ga jitsu wa watashi Yutarō o tsurete Doitsu e iku koto ni kimemashita
      To tell the truth, I’ve been agonizing over taking Yutarō to Germany
      独逸 (ドイツ)
      Doitsu
      Germany⁉
      独逸 (ドイツ)は  (いま)  () (かい)で一 (ばん) () (がく) (すす)んだ (くに)です そこで  () (りょう) (せん) (ねん)すればあるいは…と (おも)いまして
      Doitsu wa ima sekai de ichiban igaku ga susunda kuni desu soko de chiryō ni sennensureba arui wa… to omoimashita
      Germany is currently the leading nation in medicine, so I’ve been considering… pursuing a career in therapy

Usage notes[edit]

This kanji spelling 独逸 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1984, 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, “Encyclopedia Nipponica”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, relevant text online here.
  5. ^ 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. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN