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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

What does the longest word in Japanese mean?

The longest word in Japanese is supposedly this:

リュウグウノオトヒメノモトユイノキリハズシ

And it's pronounced like this:

ryûgûnootohimenomotoyuinokirihazushi

So, what does it mean? I've took some Japanese classes, but I have no idea what it means...

Help?

Thanks =]

xD

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  • 1 decade ago
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    リュウグウノオトヒメノモトユイノキリハズシ

    = 竜宮の乙姫の元結の切り外し

    It is a name of sea weed.

    It literally means the piece cut from the paper/string bundling hair of Princess Oto of Ryugu Castle (a fairy tale princess).

    I am no sure that it is the longest word in Japanese.

    But according to the Japanese wikipedia, it is the longest plant name in Japanese.

    Source(s): Native Japanese speaker
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  • jewett
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Longest Japanese Word

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  • 5 years ago

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    RE:

    What does the longest word in Japanese mean?

    The longest word in Japanese is supposedly this:

    リュウグウノオトヒメノモトユイノキリハズシ

    And it's pronounced like this:

    ryûgûnootohimenomotoyuinokirihazushi

    So, what does it mean? I've took some Japanese classes, but I have no idea what it means...

    Help?

    Thanks =]

    xD

    Source(s): longest word japanese mean: https://tr.im/Hx8xp
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's the name of a plant.

    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%9E%E3...

    竜宮の乙姫の元結の切り外し

    Means

    The Palace of the Dragon King's youngest princess's hair band's cut off piece

    Or something like that. Maybe a native speaker can translate it better than me.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ryûgûnootohimenomotoyuinokirihazushi

    (Japanese, plant-like)

    37 letters; eel grass. Means something longer if directly translated, but in English this is what it means.

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