形作る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かたち
Grade: 2
つく > づく
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (katachi, shape) +‎ 作る (tsukuru, to build, to make).[1][2] The tsukuru changes to zukuru as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

形作る (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana かたちづくる, rōmaji katachizukuru)

  1. to shape something, to give form to something

形作る (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana かたちづくる, rōmaji katachizukuru)

  1. to take shape, to come together
  2. to compose or comprise something, to make up a group

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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 4-385-13905-9