国語

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See also: 国语 and 國語

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (koku, nation) +‎ (go, language). The sense of "Mandarin" is derived from Taiwanese usage of the identical Chinese word 國語国语 (guóyǔ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

国語 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 國語, hiragana こくご, rōmaji kokugo)

  1. national language
     ()国語 (こくご)放送 (ほうそう)
    nika kokugo hōsō
    bilingual broadcast
  2. (specifically) the Japanese language
    国語 (こくご)辞典 (じてん)
    kokugo jiten
    dictionary of the national language; Japanese dictionary
  3. Mandarin; Standard Mandarin

Synonyms[edit]

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