See also: 通曉

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
つう
Grade: 2
ぎょう
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 通曉 (thuwng xewX, literally through, thorough + understand). Compare modern Cantonese 通曉通晓 (tung1 hiu2, “to thoroughly understand”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

通暁(つうぎょう) (tsūgyō) (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 通曉, historical hiragana つうげう)

  1. thorough knowledge of something

VerbEdit

通暁(つうぎょう)する (tsūgyō suru) (suru conjugation, stem 通暁(つうぎょう) (tsūgyō shi), past 通暁(つうぎょう)した (tsūgyō shita), shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 通曉する, historical hiragana つうげうする)

  1. to be well versed in something, to be thoroughly acquainted with something
    教授(きょうじゅ)日本(にほん)文化(ぶんか)通暁(つうぎょう)している。
    Kyōju wa nihon no bunka ni tsūgyō shite iru.
    The professor is well versed in Japanese culture.

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
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN