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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
たく
Grade: 6
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (o, honorific prefix, kun'yomi) +‎ (taku, home, on'yomi).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

お宅 ‎(hiragana おたく, romaji otaku)

  1. your home
  2. (personal pronoun) you
  3. (rare) geek

Usage notesEdit

The slang おたく or オタク(geek) is normally written in kana, and rarely in this kanji form.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9