JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とも
Grade: 2
たち > だち
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (tomo, friend) +‎ (-tachi, pluralizing suffix).[1][2] Originally plural, but also used in the singular sense in modern Japanese.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(とも)(だち) (tomodachi

  1. friend
    Synonyms: (tomo), 友人 (yūjin), (Tsugaru) けやぐ (keyagu), (Nagasaki) ちんぐ (chingu), ダチ, まぶだち, だち公

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.