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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
な(る)
Grade: 4
ほど
Grade: 5
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

 () (naru, become) +  (ほど) (hodo, as much as)

InterjectionEdit

成程 (hiragana なるほど, rōmaji naruhodo)

  1. I see!; Indeed!; Aha!
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      なるほど (ろく)なものにはならない。
      Naruhodo roku na mono ni wa naranai.
      Exactly; I have never amounted to much.