今日は

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: 2
にち
Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

From 今日 (こんにち) (konnichi, this day, today) + (wa, topic particle); shortened from expressions like the following:

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) んにちわ [kòńníchíwáꜜ] (Odaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [kõ̞ɲ̟ɲ̟it͡ɕiɰᵝa̠]
  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

今日は (hiragana こんにちは, rōmaji konnichiwa)

  1. good day, good afternoon: a Japanese greeting used in the daytime

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.