確か

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たし
Grade: 5
kun’yomi

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Adjective[edit]

確か (-na inflection, hiragana たしか, rōmaji tashika)

  1. certain, clear, without a doubt
  2. secure, reliable, able to be trusted completely

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Adverb[edit]

確か (hiragana たしか, rōmaji tashika)

  1. if I remember correctly, in my memory, probably but not totally sure.
     (たし)、ここに ()たことがある。
    Tashika, koko ni kita koto ga aru.
    I'm pretty sure that I've come here before.

Usage notes[edit]

Adverbial use without the particle (ni) is colloquial. The meaning for this usage is different from the certainly, surely sense of 確か (tashika ni).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067