みんな

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spellings

皆んな

Shift from みな (mina), adding gemination.[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

みんな (minna

  1. everyone, everybody
  2. all, everything
Usage notesEdit
  • This term is often spelled in hiragana, as みんな.
  • The minna pronunciation is regarded as somewhat more colloquial than mina. Also, use of minna with the suffixes -san or -sama is considered incorrect.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

みんな (minna

  1. (informal) Alternative form of みるな (miru na)

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN