Last modified on 5 January 2015, at 15:36

所謂

ChineseEdit

actually; place speak of
trad. (所謂)
simp. (所谓)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

所謂

  1. so-called
  2. (literary) what is known as

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Jinmeiyō

EtymologyEdit

/ihayuru/: [ipayuru] > [iɸayuru] > [iwayuru]. The irrealis of 言う (iu, say) iwa + [grammatical suffix] in attributive form.

AdnominalEdit

所謂 (hiragana いわゆる, romaji iwayuru, historical hiragana いはゆる)

  1. that which is said; so-called