manga

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See also: Manga, mangá, and många

English[edit]

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A young boy reading Black Cat in a bookstore.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (manga まんが), from Middle Chinese (màn, free, unrestrained) + (ɣwɛ̀, drawing) (compare Mandarin 漫画 (mànhuà), Korean 만화 (manhwa)). After an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæŋɡə/, /ˈmɑŋɡə/
  • Hyphenation: man‧ga
  • Rhymes: -æŋɡə

Noun[edit]

manga (countable and uncountable, plural manga or mangas)

  1. (countable, comics) A comic originating in Japan.
    • 2001, Gilles Poitras, “What makes anime unique”, in Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know, page 63:
      English speakers are quick to notice the at times incorrect use of English in anime and manga. Many English words are customarily used in standard Japanese speech, and sometimes they are pronounced and employed in a manner quite different from their native use.
    • 2007, Yukako Sunaoshi, “Who reads comics? Manga readership among first-generation Asian immigrants in New Zealand”, in Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan, page 94:
      Manga (Japanese comics) are everywhere. Even here in Auckland. One can find various titles in their original versions as well as in Chinese, Korean and English translations.
    • 2012, Jason Thompson, “Introduction”, in Manga: The Complete Guide, page 46:
      Manga-influenced comics by Western authors are frequently sold alongside manga, although in most bookstores the decision is primarily a matter of format and packaging (i.e., whether the book is printed in the compact manga size or the traditionally larger American comic book format).
  2. (uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese comics, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of comics from other countries.
  3. (rare, countable, chiefly proscribed by fandom slang) A comic in manga style, regardless of the country of origin.
    Lately I've been reading a Brazilian manga.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:manga.

Hypernyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

  • doujinshi (independent or fan-produced manga)

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • manhua (Chinese comic)
  • manhwa (Korean comic)
  • komku (Malaysian comic)

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

  • anime (Japanese animation)

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manica.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangues)

  1. sleeve

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 漫画 (manga), (man-) "random, uncontrolled" + (-ga) "picture, sketch". After an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangues)

  1. manga (Japanese comic book)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. (countable) manga
    De har vist læst alt for mange mangaer.
    I believe they have read far too many mangas.

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 漫画 (manga), after an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧ga

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural manga's, diminutive mangaatje n)

  1. manga

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (manga).

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangas)

  1. a manga (comic originated in Japan)
    • 2005 November 1, “Duck Action : 5 mangas inmangables ! [Duck Action: 5 Manga You Can’t Miss!]”, in Picsou Magazine (non-fiction, in French), Disney Hachette Presse, page 27:
      Hiromu Arakawa est une jeune mangaka débutante quand elle envoie son premier projet chez un éditeur. L’histoire courte deviendra FullMetal Alchemist, un des mangas les plus vendus au Japon : 12 millions d’exemplaires !
      Hiromu Arakawa was a young mangaka debuting when she sent her first project to a publisher. That short story became FullMetal Alchemist, one of the best-selling manga in Japan: 12 million copies!
    • 2005 November 1, “Duck Action : 5 mangas inmangables ! [Duck Action: 5 Manga You Can’t Miss!]”, in Picsou Magazine (non-fiction, in French), Disney Hachette Presse, page 27:
      Osamu Tezuka est le plus grand dessinateur de manga. De 1947 à 1989, il dessine 150000 pages et crée d’innombrable séries : Astro Boy, le roi Léo, Metropolis, BlackJack, Les trois Adolf, Ayako, Phénix…
      Osamu Tezuka was the greatest manga artist. From 1947 to 1989, he drew 150,000 pages and created countless series: Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Metropolis, Black Jack, Message to Adolf, Ayako, Phoenix…

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese manga, from Latin manica.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (, mango species) + காய் (kāy, unripe fruit).

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. mango (fruit)
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Gamilaraay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. ear

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • (2003) Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (まんが, manga).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈman.ɡa/, [ˈmäŋɡä]
  • Hyphenation: màn‧ga

Noun[edit]

manga m (invariable)

  1. (manga) manga

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

manga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まんが
  2. Rōmaji transcription of マンガ

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 漫画

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. manga

Hyponyms[edit]


Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. A stream, creek

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 漫画

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga f

  1. (manga) manga

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese manga, from Latin manica. Cognate with Spanish manga, French manche.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (, mango species) + காய் (kāy, unripe fruit).

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. mango (fruit)
  2. mango (tree)
Synonyms[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin manica, cognate with Portuguese manga, French manche.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese.

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangas)

  1. manga

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

manga

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of mangar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mangar.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mangar.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga c

  1. (manga) manga

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. squad

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

man +‎ -ga.

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. cow