探偵

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See also: 偵探

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
たん
Grade: 6
てい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

探偵 (hiragana たんてい, rōmaji tantei)

  1. a detective
    • 1996 February 20, Adachi, Mitsuru, “なにがなんだか 前編 [Who Is Who: First Chapter]”, in ショート・プログラム [Short Program], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 25th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-121881-4, page 260:
      あ、 (しつ) (れい)!きみがまだ (のこ)ってましたね———っ。
      A, shitsurei! Kimi ga mada nokotte mashita ne———h.
      Oh, excuse me! I forgo———t about you.
       () (りつ) (たん) (てい)です
      Shiritsu tantei desu
      I’m a private detective.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not used to refer to a police investigator. See instead 刑事.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

探偵 (tamjeong, McCune-Reischauer: t'amjŏng, Yale: thamceng) (hangeul 탐정)

  1. Hanja form? of 탐정.