Japanese Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

Duplication of distal demonstrative pronoun (a, that, yon).

Pronunciation Edit

Adverb Edit

ああ (ā

  1. in that other way
    Synonym: あの (ano yō ni)
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Etymology 2 Edit

Alternative spellings

Duplication of interjection (a).

Compare English ah.

Pronunciation Edit

Interjection Edit

ああ (ā

  1. oh!, ah!
    1. expresses surprise
    2. expresses affirmation
    3. used to call attention
    4. expresses a grunt or pain
  2. (colloquial) expresses a calm positive response: yeah
    ああそのとおりだ。ā, sono tōri da.Yeah, precisely.
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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2002, 京阪系アクセント辞典 (A Dictionary of Tone on Words of the Keihan-type Dialects) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Bensei, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN