落ちる

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Grade: 3
kun’yomi

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/ot͡su//ot͡ʃiru/

From Old Japanese 落つ (otsu, to fall), which underwent the same Muromachi period shift as all 二段活用動詞 (nidan katsuyō dōshi, bigrade-conjugation verbs).[1][2]

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落ちる (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana おちる, rōmaji ochiru)

  1. to fall
  2. (computing) to go down (as when a computer or application becomes unresponsive)
  3. (electrical engineering, of a circuit breaker) to trip
    ブレーカーが ()ちた
    burēkā ga ochita
    the circuit breaker tripped

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  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 4-385-13905-9