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Re: [Lingo] 大新??
- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 09:23:41 +1100
- From: Jim Breen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [Lingo] 大新??
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2009/11/4 Niels Kobschätzki <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > On 平成21/11/03, at 18:06, steve smith wrote: >> I see things like "大新商品、登場" fairly often. The "大新" doesn't >> show up in my dictionaries as a word itself but I know what it means by >> it's kanji. When you encounter something like this, how do you know how >> to pronounce it? I'm guessing this would probably be だいしん, but how >> would one know? > > Ask a better dictionaries if available (e.g. in a library). You won't find 大新 in dictionaries as it's a pair of prefixes; not a "word" as such. > .... Ask Google or > the Japanese Wikipedia. For 大新 there are several entries in the Wikipedia > which contain the word in their title and those titles are usually (always?) > transcribed into Hiragana as well. > From the enamdict: As a name it can be read as おおしん and たいしん > From the wikipedia: > There's an article with 大新薬品 which says in the first line 大新薬品株式会社（だいしんやくひん) > And then there are several places in the wikipedia (like 大新県) where it's > always read だいしん. Sound advice. As prefix, 大 is usually read "だい", but there are time when it's not that easy to tall, such as 大蝦. > Last resort: Ask the next available Japanese native speaker ;) Who may or may not be correct 8-) Cheers Jim -- Jim Breen Adjunct Snr Research Fellow, Clayton School of IT, Monash University Treasurer: Hawthorn Rowing Club, VCA Secondary School, Japanese Studies Centre Graduate student: Language Technology Group, University of Melbourne
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