真夜中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
なか
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ma, real, true) +‎ (yo, night) +‎ (naka, middle). Also analyzable as (ma, real, true) +‎ 夜中 (yonaka, middle of the night).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

真夜中 (hiragana まよなか, rōmaji mayonaka)

  1. midnight

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN