独語

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
どく
Grade: 5
(ateji)

Grade: 2
on'yomi
Alternative spelling
獨語 (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From (どく) (doku, an abbreviation for 独逸(ドイツ) (Doitsu, Germany)) + () (-go, language of). The kanji is an ateji (当て字).

Noun

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(どく)() or 独語(ドクご) (dokugo

  1. German language; German
    Synonym: ドイツ語 (doitsugo)

Etymology 2

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Noun

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(どく)() (dokugo

  1. talking to oneself
    Synonyms: ひとりごと (hitorigoto), 独白 (dokuhaku)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: 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), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN
  3. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN