ファイト

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English fight.[1][2] Compare Korean 파이팅 (paiting), 화이팅 (hwaiting).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ファイト ‎(romaji faito)

  1. a competitive match, a fight, particularly a boxing match
  2. fighting spirit in sports

Interjection[edit]

ファイト ‎(romaji faito)

  1. go for it, take heart, don't give up

Usage notes[edit]

  • This lacks aggressive connotations and only indicates doing one's best.

See also[edit]

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 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