待つ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Okinawan 待ちゅん (machun, to wait (for)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "待つ"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
待つ [máꜜtsù]
Imperative (命令形) 待て [máꜜtè]
Key constructions
Passive 待たれる たれ [màtáréꜜrù]
Causative 待たせる たせ [màtáséꜜrù]
Potential 待てる [màtéꜜrù]
Volitional 待とう [màtóꜜò]
Negative 待たない ない [màtáꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 待たなかった なかった [màtáꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 待ちます ちま [màchímáꜜsù]
Perfective 待った った [máꜜttà]
Conjunctive 待って って [máꜜttè]
Hypothetical conditional 待てば てば [máꜜtèbà]

Verb[edit]

() (matsutransitive godan (stem () (machi), past ()った (matta))

  1. to wait (for)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 1960, Tetsuo Hirayama (平山輝男, editor), 全国アクセント辞典 (Zenkoku Akusento Jiten, Nationwide Accent Dictionary), (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Tōkyōdō, →ISBN