亡くなる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

The adverbial -く (-ku) form of adjective 無い (nai, not, missing, not present) + verb なる (naru, to become): literally, "to become not, to become nonexistent".[1][2]

The spelling of the na- root of nai and naku naru is reserved for the meaning of "dead, gone".

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

亡くなる (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana なくなる, rōmaji naku naru)

  1. (polite) to die

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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 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
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN