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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

はて (rōmaji hate)

  1. 果て, : the end, result
  2. : (rare) shore, horizon

InterjectionEdit

はて (rōmaji hate)

  1. dear me, wait a minute, well (at the start of a sentence), let me see

Usage notesEdit

This interjection indicates surprise at something strange, and that the speaker is taking a moment to think about it.

Alternative formsEdit