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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ちが
Grade: S
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From 間違う (machigau, to make a mistake)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

間違い (hiragana まちがい, rōmaji machigai, historical hiragana まちがひ)

  1. a mistake
    この (ぶん) (しょう)には (おお)くの () (ちが)がある。
    Kono bunshō ni wa ōku no machigai ga aru.
    There are many mistakes in this sentence.
  2. an error by mistake, misjudgment, or misconception.
    • 2016 April 23, “あかつきかがやきのはつどうしゃ [Dawnglare Invoker]”, in エルドラージ覚醒 [Eldrazi Awakening], Wizards of the Coast:
       (われ) (われ)がエメリアやウーラやコーシとして ()っていたものは、 (かみ) (ごと) (そん) (ざい)でもなんでもない、 (ざん) (にん) (けい) (りゃく)で、 (おお)きな () (ちが)でしかなかったのだ。」
      “Wareware ga Emeria ya Ūra ya Kōshi toshite shitteita mono wa, kami no gotoki sonzai demo nan de mo nai, zannin na keiryaku de, ōkina machigai de shika nakatta no da.”
      “What we knew as Emeria, Ula, and Cosi were not divine beings at all, but a cruel trick, and a grave error.”
  3. trouble; an accident

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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