数独

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See also: 數獨

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 數獨 (“sudoku”).
(This term, 数独, is the simplified form of 數獨.)
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Japanese[edit]

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すう
Grade: 2
どく
Grade: 5
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Etymology[edit]

Shortening of 数字独身限る (sūji wa dokushin ni kagiru, numbers are restricted to being alone).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

数独 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 數獨, hiragana すうどく, rōmaji sūdoku)

  1. (games) sudoku (a type of puzzle)

Usage notes[edit]

  • 数独 is a trademark held by Nikoli Co., Ltd., the inventors of the sudoku puzzle, so alternative names might be encountered, like ナンバープレース (nanbāpurēsu, literally number place).

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