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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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

物語

  1. tale; story; legend
  2. monogatari

Synonyms[edit]


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

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.