敢えて

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
敢て

Etymology[edit]

() (ae, (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb () (afu, to bear, endure)) + (te, conjunctive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

()えて (aeteあへて (afete)?

  1. going ahead and doing something despite knowing it to be impossible, daring
  2. particularly
    あえて(むずか)しくする
    aete muzukashiku suru
    to deliberately make it difficult

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  3. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN