JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しゃべ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

Possible analyses include:

Listed in the Nippo Jisho of 1603.[1] Earliest appearance may be in the early 1300s during the Kamakura period.[2]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

(しゃべ) (shaberugodan (stem (しゃべ) (shaberi), past (しゃべ)った (shabetta))

  1. to talk, to speak, to chat, to chatter
    (わたし)日本語(にほんご)(しゃべ)ことができる。
    Watashi wa nihongo o shaberu koto ga dekiru.
    I can speak Japanese.
    (かれ)2時間立(にじかんた)(つづ)けに(しゃべ)った
    Kare wa ni jikan tate tsuzuke ni shabetta.
    He rattled on for two hours on end.
  2. to let secrets out
    このことはめったに(しゃべ)ってもらっては(こま)るよ。
    Kono koto wa metta ni shabette moratte wa komaru yo.
    Be sure to keep your mouth shut about this.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1603, 日葡辞書: パリ本 / Vocabulario da Lingoa Iapam (Nippo Jisho: Paris edition / Vocabulary of the Language of Japan) (in Japanese and Portuguese), 1976 reprint, Tōkyō: Bensei Publishing, text here, right-hand column.
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN