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物語

ChineseEdit

thing; object; matter
 
dialect; language; speech; tell to
trad. (物語)
simp. (物语)

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) のがたり [mònógátàrì] (Nakadaka - [3])
  • IPA(key): [mo̞no̞ɡ̃a̠ta̠ɾi]

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: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.