代代

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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NounEdit

代代 (hiragana だいだい, romaji daidai)

代代 (hiragana よよ, romaji yoyo)

  1. generation after generation

Alternative formsEdit

  • 代々
  • 世世 (よよ only)
  • 世々 (よよ only)

Usage notesEdit

  • daidai is a more common pronunciation than yoyo
  • 代代 and 代々 are both commonly used
  • 代代 and 代々 are more commonly used than 世世 and 世々

Derived termsEdit

  • 代代伝わる (daidai tsutawaru): be transmitted from generation to generation
  • 親代代 (oyadaidai): inheritance
  • 先祖代代 (senzo daidai): ancestral, hereditary
Last modified on 4 February 2012, at 21:38