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ChineseEdit

 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
simp. and trad.
(代代)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

代代

  1. generation after generation

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 3
だい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Duplication of (dai, yo, generation). Compare Chinese 代代, Vietnamese đời đời.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

代代 ‎(hiragana だいだい, romaji daidai, alternative reading よよ, romaji yoyo)

  1. generation after generation
    • 2010 December 8, Hideaki Sorachi, “あることはさんある [Twice, Thrice That There Are]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 37 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870145-5:
       (しょう) (ぐん) () (だい) (だい) (すい) (れん) (とき)も もっさりブリーフ ()
      Shōgunke wa daidai suiren no toki mo mossari burīfu-wa da
      For generations of the shogun clan, when it comes time for swimming, we have been fans of the humble briefs

Usage notesEdit

  • daidai is a more common pronunciation than yoyo.
  • 代代 and 代々 are both commonly used, and more so than 世世 and 世々.

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