外国語

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See also: 外国语 and 外國語

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
がい
Grade: 2
こく
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

外国 (がいこく, gaikoku, "foreign country") + (, go, "language, -ese").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

外国語 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 外國語, hiragana がいこくご, rōmaji gaikokugo)

  1. (linguistics) a foreign language
    外国語 (がいこくご) ()らない (もの) () (ぶん) () (しん) (げん) ()について (なに) ()らない。
    Gaikokugo o shiranai mono wa jibun jishin no gengo ni tsuite nani mo shiranai.
    Those who do not know foreign languages know nothing about their own language.

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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