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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai DO.png
U+3069, ど
HIRAGANA LETTER DO
Composition: [U+3068] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3068]
Hiragana
[U+306A]

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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The hiragana character (to) with a dakuten ().

SyllableEdit

(romaji do)

  1. The hiragana syllable (do). Its equivalent in katakana is (do).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Appears to be a relatively recent innovation. In mainstream Japanese, this prefix is used as an intensifier. In the Kansai region, the meaning has further developed to convey more negative overtones.[1][2]

The ultimate derivation is unclear. This may be an extension of the noun (do, degree, extent).

PrefixEdit

(rōmaji do-)

  1. super-
    あほ
    do-aho
    dumbass
    • 2015, 谷川ニコ, 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!喪79, ガンガンONLINE:
       () (はし)のやわらかさは小学生 (しょうがくせい)のおっぱいと (おな)じ… まじかよ  (きょう) () (じん)って変態 (へんたい)だな…
      Yatsuhashi no yawarakasa wa shōgakusei no oppai to onaji… maji ka yo Kyōto-jin tte do-hentai da na…
      Yatsuhashi are as soft as the tits of an elementary schooler… You serious? Kyoto must be seriously perverted…

Etymology 3Edit

Reading of various kanji characters.

NounEdit

(rōmaji do)

  1. : degree, extent
  2. : the third of the Eight Principles of Yong

PrefixEdit

(rōmaji do-)

  1. : indeterminate prefix, used to form question words such as 何れ (dore, which, literally which one) or 何処 (doko, where, literally what place)

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -do)

  1. : (geometry) degree of an angle; degree in temperature; number of times; percentage of alcohol concentration

ReferencesEdit

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