外来語

See also: 外來語 and 外来语

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Kanji in this term
がい
Grade: 2
らい
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
外來語 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 外来 (gairai, foreign, coming in from outside) +‎ (go, language, word).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(がい)(らい)() (gairaigoぐわいらいご (gwairaigo)? (kyūjitai 外來語)

  1. a foreign loanword transliterated into Japanese, usually written in katakana
    ググるとは外来語(がいらいご)
    “Guguru” to wa gairaigo da.
    "To google" is a foreign loanword.

Usage notesEdit

Although this technically refers to a loanword from anywhere, it generally excludes kango (Sino-Japanese words borrowed before the modern era) and refers mainly to loanwords from the West.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN