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Kanji in this term
西
かん
Grade: 4
さい
Grade: 2
べん
Grade: 5
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

関西 (Kansai) +‎ (-ben, dialect)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

関西弁 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 關西辯, hiragana かんさいべん, rōmaji Kansaiben, historical hiragana くわんさいべん)

  1. the Kansai dialect
    • 1993 November 15, Sasaki, Noriko, “どうぶつのおしゃさん とうじょうじんぶつしょうかい [○ The Veterinarian: Character Intro]”, in 動物のお医者さん [The Veterinarian], volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), 44th edition, Tokyo: Hakusensha, ISBN 4-592-11083-8, page 7:
      ミケ:おばあさんのネコ。なぜか (かん)西 (さい) (べん)
      Mike: Obā-san no neko. Naze ka Kansaiben.
      Calico: Grandma’s cat. She speaks Kansai for some reason.

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