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マウス (mausu): a Mus musculus or common mouse.
 
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マウス (mausu): a computer mouse.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from German Maus[3][4][5] or borrowing from English mouse.[1][2][3]

NounEdit

マウス ‎(romaji mausu)

  1. (zoology, computing) a mouse
Usage notesEdit

For the animal sense, the term  (ねずみ)(nezumi) tends to be used more often.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English mouth.[1][4]

NounEdit

マウス ‎(romaji mausu)

  1. mouth
Usage notesEdit

Commonly known due to English language learning in the public school system, but only very rarely used. In common conversation, the term  (くち)(kuchi) is used instead.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  4. 4.0 4.1 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  5. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0