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とう
Grade: S
ちょう
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 盜聽 (MC dɑuH tʰeŋ, “lit. steal a listen”). Compare modern Mandarin 盜聽盗听.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

盗聴 (hiragana とうちょう, rōmaji tōchō, historical hiragana たうちやう)

  1. wiretapping, bugging
  2. eavesdropping
    米国政府 (べいこくせいふ) (とう) (ちょう)疑惑 (ぎわく)説明 (せつめい) ()われている。
    Beikoku seifu wa tōchō giwaku no setsumei ni owarete iru.
    The US government is pressed for explanation on the suspicion of its wiretapping programs.

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VerbEdit

盗聴する (transitive, hiragana とうちょう, rōmaji tōchō, historical hiragana たうちやう)

  1. to wiretap, to bug a room, to spy on communications
  2. to eavesdrop

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3