玩具

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Chinese[edit]

 
curios; antiques; to play; to amuse oneself
 
tool; device; utensil; equipment; instrument
simp. and trad.
(玩具)
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Noun[edit]

玩具

  1. toy (Classifier: )
    兒童玩具 / 儿童玩具  ―  értóng wánjù  ―  children's toys
    益智玩具  ―  yìzhì wánjù  ―  educational toys

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3
Irregular

Alteration of (o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 持ち遊び (mochiasobi, toy).[1]

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Noun[edit]

玩具 (hiragana おもちゃ, rōmaji omocha)

  1. (colloquial) a toy, plaything
    Synonyms: 遊び道具 (asobi dōgu), トイ (toi), 持ち遊び (mochiasobi), 弄び (moteasobi), 弄び物 (moteasobi-mono)
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This term is often spelled in hiragana.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: S

Grade: 3
on’yomi

/ɡwan ɡu//ɡaŋɡu/

From Middle Chinese 玩具 (MC ŋuɑnH ɡɨoH).

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Noun[edit]

玩具 (hiragana がんぐ, rōmaji gangu, historical hiragana ぐわんぐ)

  1. (formal) a toy, plaything
    Synonyms: 遊び道具 (asobi dōgu), 玩物 (ganbutsu), トイ (toi)
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN