Last modified on 18 December 2014, at 09:54

電話

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("electricity, electric") +  ("speech"). Wasei kango.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

電話

  1. telephone; phone

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
でん
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (デン, den, electric) + (ワ, wa, conversation). See also 話す (はなす, hanasu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

電話 (hiragana でんわ, romaji denwa)

  1. a telephone
    電話 (でんわ) ()
    denwa o hiku
    to install a telephone
    電話 (でんわ) ()
    denwa ni deru
    to answer the phone
  2. a telephone call, a phone call, a call
    電話 (でんわ) ()ける
    denwa o kakeru
    to make a call
    電話 (でんわ) ()かって ()
    denwa kakatte kuru
    to receive a call
    電話 (でんわ) ()
    denwa o kiru
    to hang up

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

電話 + する (hiragana でんわする, romaji denwa suru)

  1. to make a phone call, to telephone someone, to call someone

Usage notesEdit

  • In order to imply whom one is calling as is done in English with the preposition to in make a phone call to or by the objective case as him in the sentence I called him, the Japanese use (ni):
  1.  (わたし) (かれ)電話 (でんわ)するつもりだ。
    Watashi wa kare ni denwa suru tsumori da.
    I'm going to call him.

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

電話 (jeonhwa) (hangeul 전화)

  1. Hanja form? of 전화, “telephone”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

電話

  1. Hán tự form of điện thoại, "telephone"