ネタ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a slang word, derived by swapping the syllables of  (たね) (tane, seed).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ネタ (hiragana ねた, rōmaji neta)

  1. material or ingredients to make something
    ネタ ()まる
    neta ni tsumaru
    (please add an English translation of this example)
  2. an integral part of something, essence
  3. evidence (of a crime)
  4. motif (of a literary work)
  5. topic (of a discussion)
  6. the key ingredient (of sushi)

Derived terms[edit]

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
  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