See also: 偵探

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(たん)(てい) (tantei

  1. a detective (person employed to find information)
    Synonym: ディテクティブ (ditekutibu)
    • 2007 March 15, Gosho Aoyama, “ブラック・スターの(まき)(ぜん)(ぺん)”, in まじっく(かい)() (まじっく(かい)()), volume 4 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 84:
      Nan na n da o-mae wa⁉
      Wh-Who the hell are you⁉
      Kudō Shin'ichi… Tantei desu yo…
      Kudō Shin’ichi… I’m a detective
  2. a spy
    Synonyms: 隠密 (onmitsu), スパイ (supai), 密偵 (mittei)

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  • Korean: 탐정 (tamjeong)

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Verb edit

(たん)(てい)する (tantei surusuru (stem (たん)(てい) (tantei shi), past (たん)(てい)した (tantei shita))

  1. to covertly investigate

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References edit

  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

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Hanja in this term

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探偵 (tamjeong or McCune-Reischauer: t'amjŏng or Yale: thamceng) (hangeul 탐정)

  1. Hanja form? of 탐정.