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Etymology 1Edit

A generic sound indicating agreement or acceptance, or disagreement or skepticism. Compare English hm, hmm.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

フン (rōmaji fun)

  1. (informal, affirmative) hm, uh-huh, yeah
  2. (informal, negative) hmm, huh
Usage notesEdit

Informal. When speaking with social strangers or superiors, one would use ええ (ē) or はい (hai) instead for affirmation, and ええ (ē) or あの (ano) for negation. Tone of voice and body language are also used to convey meaning.

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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Borrowed from English Hun.[2][1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

フン (rōmaji Fun)

  1. the Huns, the Hun ethnic group: a nomadic group of horse riders originating in Central Asia
Usage notesEdit

May be more often encountered as the more specific compound フン族 (Funzoku).

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji reading.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

フン (hiragana ふん, rōmaji fun)

  1. : excrement, feces
Usage notesEdit

Due to the complexity of the kanji character, this word is often spelled in kana instead, usually katakana to contrast visually with surrounding hiragana text.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN