See also: 物语

Contents

ChineseEdit

thing; object; matter
 
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (物語)
simp. (物语)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

物語

  1. tale; story; legend
  2. monogatari

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
もの
Grade: 3
かた(り) > がた(り)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

物語 (hiragana ものがたり, romaji monogatari)

  1. a tale; a story
    源氏 (げんじ)物語 (ものがたり)
    “Genji Monogatari
    The Tale of Genji

Usage notesEdit

Refers especially to a fictional or fictionalized narrative, the Japanese equivalent of the Western epic, although not in poetical form and of much shorter length.

Coordinate termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.