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物語

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

物語

  1. tale, story, legend

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
もの
Grade: 3
かた(り) > がた(り)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

物語 (hiragana ものがたり, romaji monogatari)

  1. tale, story
  2. legend, old story

Usage notesEdit

Refers especially to a fictional or fictionalized narrative, the Japanese equivalent of the Western epic, although not in poetical form and of much shorter length.

Coordinate termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.