See also: どいつ

Japanese edit

 ドイツ on Japanese Wikipedia
Alternative spellings
独逸 (dated)
独乙 (obsolete)
獨乙 (obsolete)

Etymology edit

Listed in some sources as deriving from Dutch Duits (German, adjective, noun).[1][2][3] Listed in others as a corruption of German deutsch (German, adjective) or Deutsch (German, noun).[4] Considering the history of cultural contact (and the final rather than ), the Dutch derivation is more likely.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

ドイツ (Doitsu

  1. Germany (a country in Central Europe, formed in 1949 as West Germany, with its provisional capital Bonn until 1990, when it incorporated East Germany)
    • 1996 February 25 [1995 August 9], Nobuhiro Watsuki, “(だい)(よん)(じゅう)(よん)(まく) 「(しん)(ぱい)()(よう)”, in るろうに(けん)(しん) —(めい)()(けん)(かく)()(まん)(たん) (るろうに(けん)(しん) —(めい)()(けん)(かく)()(まん)(たん)), 3rd edition, volume 6 (fiction), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, pages 95–96:
      いろいろと(かんが)えたのですが (じつ)は (わたし) ()()(ろう)()れて()(イツ)()(こと)()めました
      Iroiro to kangaeta no desu ga jitsu wa watashi Yutarō o tsurete Doitsu e iku koto ni kimemashita
      I've thought it over carefully, and I’ve decided to go to Germany with Yutarō.
      ()(イツ)は (いま) ()(かい)(いち)(ばん)()(がく)(すす)んだ(くに)です そこで ()(りょう)(せん)(ねん)すればあるいは…と(おも)いまして
      Doitsu wa ima sekai de ichiban igaku ga susunda kuni desu Soko de chiryō ni sennen sureba arui wa…to omoimashite
      Germany is currently the leading nation in medicine, so I thought if he received treatment there, then maybe...

Usage notes edit

This kanji spelling 独逸 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira (1995) 大辞泉 (in Japanese), First edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Shinmura, Izuru, editor (1998), 広辞苑 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  3. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1984, 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, “Encyclopedia Nipponica”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, relevant text online here.
  5. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  6. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN