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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あ(っ)
Grade: 1
は > ぱ
Grade: 2
Irregular kun’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

/apare//appare/

Alteration of Old Japanese (ancient apare, modern aware, “deeply touching or moving”).[1] More at 哀れ.

The kanji are ateji (当て字).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

天晴れ (-na inflection, hiragana あっぱれ, rōmaji appare)

  1. admirable, commendable, wonderful, brilliant, splendid, worthy

InflectionEdit

InterjectionEdit

天晴れ (hiragana あっぱれ, rōmaji appare)

  1. well done, wow, bravo, wonderful

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
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN