きっと

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spellings
屹度
急度
キッと

EtymologyEdit

Gemination of きと (kito).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

きっと (kitto

  1. surely, certainly
    きっと事故(じこ)でも()こったんだろう。
    Kitto jiko demo okottan darō.
    There must have been an accident.
  2. sternly
    (わたし)(かれ)きっとにらみつけた。
    Watashi wa kare o kitto niramitsuketa.
    I looked him sharply in the face.

Usage notesEdit

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.