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一言

ChineseEdit

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
to speak; to say; talk; word
simp. and trad.
(一言)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

一言

  1. (literary) one sentence; something to say

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
いち
Grade: 1
ごん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 一言 (ʔjit ngjon, literally one + speech, word). The goon, so likely the initial borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

一言 (hiragana いちごん, romaji ichigon)

  1. a (single) word, a few words
IdiomsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

一言 + する (hiragana いちごんする, romaji ichigon suru)

  1. to say a few words
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
いち
Grade: 1
げん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Shift in pronunciation from ichigon above, using the kan'on of gen for the character.[3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

一言 (hiragana いちげん, romaji ichigen)

  1. a (single) word, a few words
IdiomsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

一言 + する (hiragana いちげんする, romaji ichigen suru)

  1. to say a few words
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1
こと
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Compound of (hito, one) +‎ (koto, word, speech).[3][1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

一言 (hiragana ひとこと, romaji hitokoto)

  1. a (single) word, a few words
IdiomsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan