所謂

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See also: 所谓

Chinese[edit]

actually; place; (nominalisation prefix) speak of
trad. (所謂)
simp. (所谓)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

所謂

  1. (attributive) so-called
  2. (attributive, literary) what is known as

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

/ipa yu ru//ifayuru//iwayuru/

Originally a compound of Old Japanese 言は (ipa), the 未然形 (mizenkei, imperfective form) of verb 言ふ (ipu), modern 言う (iu, to say) iwa + (-yu, grammatical suffix) + (-ru, attributive suffix). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The kanji spelling is jukujikun (熟字訓), borrowed from Chinese 所謂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adnominal[edit]

所謂 (hiragana いわゆる, rōmaji iwayuru, historical hiragana いはゆる)

  1. that which is said; so-called

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9