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Miscelleanous Terms

abbreviation

A shortened form of a word or phrase.

archaism

An archaic (old, or old fashioned) word or style of language

ateji (phonetic) reading

Ateji primarily refers to kanji used phonetically to represent native or borrowed words, without regard to the meaning of the underlying characters. This is analogous to man'yōgana in pre-modern Japanese. The term ateji is also used for the opposite process, writing words using kanji for meaning only, without regard to the reading. For example, the word sushi is often written with the ateji 寿司. Though the two characters are respectively read as su and shi, the character 寿 means "one's natural life span" and 司 means "to administer", neither of which has anything to do with the food. Ateji as a means of representing loanwords have been largely superseded in modern Japanese by the use of katakana. Please review Wikipedia for more information.

children's language

This word or phrase is usually only used by children

colloquialism

A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation.

derogatory

A critical or disrespectful word or phrase

exclusively kanji

This word is always written in kanji

exclusively kana

This word is always written in kana

familiar language

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female term or language

A term or language usually used only be females

gikun (meaning as reading) or jukujikun (special kanji reading)

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honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language

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humble (kenjougo) language

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word containing irregular kanji usage

A word containing irregular kanji usage

word containing irregular kana usage

word containing irregular kana usage

irregular okurigana usage

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irregular verb

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jocular or humorous term

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male term or language

A term or language usually used only be males

manga slang

a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically used in managa

male slang

a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically used by males

numeric

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obsolete term

This term is now obsolete and no long in use

obscure term

An obscure term is a term that is rarely used except in specific academic circles

word containing out-dated kanji

A word containing out-dated kanji

out-dated or obsolete kana usage

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onomatopoeic or mimetic word

Onomatopoeic or mimetic word are words that are either sound symbolic that mimic actual sounds, depict non-auditory senses or depict psychological states or bodily feelings. In manga or anime these words appear quite commonly, for example to sound when someone is staring at someone. (ぎん gin)

common/priority word (amongst the 20,000 words deemed common)

A common/priority word (amongst the 20,000 words deemed common)

proverb

A short, well-known pithy saying, stating a general truth or piece of advice

polite (teineigo) language

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rare

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sensitive

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slang

a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people

word usually written using kanji alone

The word usually written using kanji alone

word usually written using kana alone

Word usually written using kana alone

vulgar expression or word

A vulgar expression or word

rude or X-rated term

A rude or X-rated term

Field/Domain Terms

architecture term

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astronomy, space, astronautics, etc. term

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Buddhist term

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Baseball term

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biology term

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botany term

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business term

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chemistry term

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computing/telecommunications term

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econmoics term

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engineering term

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finance term

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food term

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geology, earth sciences, geophysics, etc. term

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geometry term

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law, legal studies, etc. term

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linguistics term

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martial arts term

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mathematics term

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medicine, anatomy, pathology, etc. term

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military term

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music term

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physics term

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poetical term

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Shinto term

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sports term

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sumo term

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zoology term

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Dialects

Kyoto-ben

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Osaka-ben

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Kansai-ben

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Kantou-ben

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Tosa-ben

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Touhoku-ben

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Tsugaru-ben

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Kyuushuu-ben

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Ryuukyuu-ben

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Nagano-ben

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