物語

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See also: 物语

Chinese[edit]

thing; object; matter
 
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (物語)
simp. (物语)

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Orthographic borrowing from Japanese  (もの) (がたり) (monogatari)?”

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Noun[edit]

物語

  1. tale; story; legend
  2. monogatari

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もの
Grade: 3
かた(り) > がた(り)
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

物語 (hiragana ものがたり, rōmaji monogatari)

  1. a tale; a story
     (げん) () (もの) (がたり)
    Genji Monogatari
    The Tale of Genji
     (ゆび) () (もの) (がたり)
    Yubiwa Monogatari
    The Tale of the Rings
    パイの (もの) (がたり)
    Pai no Monogatari
    Story of Pi
    • 1998 December 18 [Aug 15 1977], Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Tezuka, Osamu, 罪と罰 [Crime and Punishment] (fiction), 10th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 8:
      この物語は革命前夜の帝政ロシアにおいて退廃と貧困にあけくれたぺテルブルグの町に起こった……
      Kono monogatari wa kakumei zen’ya no teisei Roshia ni oite taihan to hinkon ni akekureta Peteruburugu no machi ni okotta……
      This story takes place on the eve of a revolution, in the town of Petersburg where there is but decadence and poverty under the rule of the Russian monarchy……

Usage notes[edit]

Refers especially to a fictional or fictionalized narrative, the Japanese equivalent of the Western epic, although not in poetical form and of much shorter length.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.