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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ちが
Grade: S
kun’yomi

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

違う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ちがう, rōmaji chigau, historical hiragana ちがふ)

Japanese verb pair
active  (ちが)える
mediopassive  (ちが)
  1. to be different; to differ (from something)
  2. another
  3. (in conversation) no, that is wrong; that's not how it is
Usage notesEdit

This is used to disagree with someone in conversation like "no", but it is softer than saying "no" in English.

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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
たが
Grade: S
kun’yomi

VerbEdit

違う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana たがう, rōmaji tagau, historical hiragana たがふ)

Japanese verb pair
active  (たが)える
mediopassive  (たが)
  1. (dated) be contrary to; go against; defy; disobey; violate (a rule)
    期待 (きたい) (たが)
    kitai ni tagau
    be contrary to an anticipation
    定説 (ていせつ) (たが)
    teisetsu ni tagau
    defy a common theory
    規則 (きそく) (たが)
    kisoku ni tagau
    violate a rule
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.