友達

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とも
Grade: 2
たち > だち
Grade: 4
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tomo, friend) +‎ (tachi, pluralizing suffix).[1][2] Originally plural, but also used in the singular sense in modern Japanese.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

友達 (hiragana ともだち, rōmaji tomodachi)

  1. friend

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 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.