代代

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Chinese[edit]

 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
simp. and trad.
(代代)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

代代

  1. generation after generation

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 3
だい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Duplication of (dai, yo, generation). Compare Chinese 代代, Vietnamese đời đời.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

代代 (hiragana だいだい, rōmaji daidai, alternative reading よよ, rōmaji yoyo)

  1. generation after generation
    • 2010 December 8, Sorachi, Hideaki, “あることはさんある [Twice, Thrice That There Are]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 37 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870145-5:
       (しょう) (ぐん) () (だい) (だい) (すい) (れん) (とき)も もっさりブリーフ ()
      Shōgunke wa daidai suiren no toki mo mossari burīfu-ha da
      For generations of the shogun clan, when it comes time for swimming, we have been fans of the humble briefs

Usage notes[edit]

  • daidai is a more common pronunciation than yoyo.
  • 代代 and 代々 are both commonly used, and more so than 世世 and 世々.

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