和語

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably a coinage in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of ‎(wa, Japan, Japanese) +‎ ‎(go, language, word).

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Noun[edit]

和語 ‎(hiragana わご, romaji wago)

  1. the Japanese language
  2. a Japanese word of ancient Japanese origin, such as 見る ‎(miru, to look, to see), ‎(hikari, shining, brightness), or ‎(sakura, cheery tree, cherry blossom)

Usage notes[edit]

Wago may be written in kanji, kana, or both, and are read with the 訓読み ‎(kun’yomi, native Japanese reading, literally meaning reading). Contrast with 漢語 ‎(kango, Japanese word of Chinese origin, literally Han Chinese word).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9