絵文字

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
もん > も
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
goon Irregular goon
Examples

今、富士山の中✨️新幹線が見える♥️🗻✨️😃😲✨️🎸♪️[1]

Etymology[edit]

From  () (e, picture) +  () () (moji, character). Similarity to English emoticon is coincidental.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

絵文字 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 繪文字, hiragana えもじ, rōmaji emoji, historical hiragana ゑもじ)

  1. pictograph
  2. emoji: emoticons that originated in Japanese telephony

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 繪文字
  • English: emoji
  • French: emoji, émoji
  • Russian: эмодзи (emodzi)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010, けいおん!!第2話『お留守番!』
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN