ローマ字

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

ローマ (Rome, Roman) +‎ (character).

Note that it is not ×ローマン字 (rōmanji) – ローマ is from Portuguese, not English; this is an easy mistake for English speakers to make. Compare however ローマン体, which does use ‘n’, because that word is borrowed from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ローマ字 (hiragana and katakana ローマじ, romaji rōmaji)

  1. Latin alphabet
  2. romaji (Japanese written in the standard 26-character latin script).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0