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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かたち
Grade: 2
つく > づく
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (katachi, shape) +‎ 作る(tsukuru, to build, to make).[1][2] The tsukuru changes to zukuru as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

形作る (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana かたちづくる, romaji katachizukuru)

  1. to shape something, to give form to something

形作る (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana かたちづくる, romaji katachizukuru)

  1. to take shape, to come together
  2. to compose or comprise something, to make up a group

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ReferencesEdit

  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 4-385-13905-9