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

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

探偵 (hiragana たんてい, rōmaji tantei)

  1. a detective (person employed to find information)
    Synonym: ディテクティブ (ditekutibu)
    • 2007 March 15, Aoyama, Gosho, “ブラック・スターのまきぜんぺん [Black Star [First Chapter]]”, in まじっくかい [Magic Kaito], volume 4 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 84:
       (なん)なんだお (まえ)は⁉
      Nan nan da o-mae wa⁉
      Wh-Who the hell are you⁉
       () (どう) (しん) (いち) (たん) (てい)ですよ…
      Kudō Shin'ichi… Tantei desu yo…
      Kudō Shin’ichi… I’m a detective…
  2. a spy
    Synonyms: 隠密 (onmitsu), スパイ (supai), 密偵 (mittei)

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Verb[edit]

探偵する (suru conjugation, hiragana たんていする, rōmaji tantei suru)

  1. to covertly investigate

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Hanja form? of 탐정.