パソコン

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Japanese[edit]

パソコン (pasokon): a desktop PC.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

パソコン (counter , rōmaji pasokon)

  1. (computing) Clipping of ナルコンピューター (pāsonaru konpyūtā, personal computer);[1][4][5] a PC
    • 2002 March 9, Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “だい131きょく ためされるすみ [Game 131: Isumi’s Endeavor]”, in ヒカルの碁 [Hikaru’s Go], volume 16 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 4-08-873232-4, page 67:
      オレはパソコン (かっ) () (あそ)んでるから  () (すみ) (くん) パソコンは?
      Ore wa pasokon de katte ni asonderu kara Isumi-kun pasokon wa?
      I like playing around on my PC. Do you like playing on PCs, Isumi-kun?

Usage notes[edit]

This short form is much more commonly used than the full form パーソナルコンピューター.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  5. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4000801112