只働き

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ただ
Jinmeiyō
はたら > ばたら
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tada, for free) +‎ 働き (hataraki, noun stem of verb hataraku, “to work”).[1][2] The hataraki changes to bataraki as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

只働き (hiragana ただばたらき, rōmaji tadabataraki)

  1. work done for free, unpaid work, uncompensated work
  2. work done in vain, work with no favorable end result

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Verb[edit]

只働きする (hiragana ただばたらきする, rōmaji tadabataraki suru)

  1. to work for free, to work without pay or other compensation
  2. to work in vain, to work with no favorable end result

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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