バイオリン

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バイオリン (baiorin): a violin.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English violin.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

バイオリン (baiorin

  1. (music) a violin

Usage notesEdit

The ヴァイオリン (vaiorin) spelling is less common, in part because the /v/ sound does not exist in native Japanese terms, and many Japanese speakers find this difficult to pronounce.

SynonymsEdit

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 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN