近畿

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ChineseEdit

near; close (to); approximately territory around the capital
simp. and trad.
(近畿)

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NounEdit

近畿

  1. (literary) area around the capital

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
きん
Grade: 2

Grade: S
on'yomi

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近畿 ‎(hiragana きんき, romaji Kinki)

  1. region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara

Usage notesEdit

Because of homophony with the English kinky, some avoid the use of Kinki when they translate a proper noun.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Japan's Kinki University changes its name due to awkward English meaning, The Guardian, 2014