国内

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 國內.
(This term, 国内, is the simplified form of 國內.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
ない
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Chinese 國內 (kwok nwojᴴ, country inside). Compare modern Chinese 国内 (guónèi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

国内 (hiragana こくない, rōmaji kokunai)

  1. inside the country, domestic
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally a compound of Old Japanese (kuni, country) +‎ (うち, inside). Already appears in the abbreviated form in the Man'yōshū.

/kuni uchi/ > /kunuchi/

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

国内 (hiragana くぬち, rōmaji kunuchi)

  1. (archaic) the interior of a country; within a country's borders

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3