Japanese edit

Alternative spellings
何様な (literary)
何様 (literary)
甚麼 (literary, obsolete)
什麼 (literary, obsolete)

Etymology edit

Contraction of どの(よう) (dono yō na).

Pronunciation edit

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Adjective edit

どんな (donnairregular

  1. how?; like what?; what kind of...?
    どんなとき
    Donna toki mo.
    In any case.
  2. which one?

Inflection edit

Only used in adnominal form どんな (donna) and adverbial どんなに (donna ni).

Related terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ 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