JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ああ (ā

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

Alternative spellings
嗚呼

Duplication of interjection (a).

Compare English ah.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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