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ばか・バカ【馬鹿】

 Honshu (Standard), Kanto (Tokyo)

baka

Definition

Noun, Na-adjective

  1. (As a noun) Idiot; moron; fool; stupid; dolt; tool; jerk
    1. ばかもの馬鹿者】
      baka mono
      "An idiot", "A fool", "A tool"
    2. あなたはばかか?【貴方は馬鹿か?】
      anata wa baka ka?
      "Are you an idiot?"
    3. ばかよけ【馬鹿よけ】
      baka-yoke
      "foolproof", "idiot-proof"
  2. (As a na-adjective) Stupid; silly; ridiculous; foolish; nonsense; negligible
    1. ばかなことをいう馬鹿な事を言う】
      baka na koto o iu
      "to speak nonsense", "to say silly things"
    2. ばかなひと馬鹿な人】
      baka na hito
      "foolish person"
    3. ばかなまね馬鹿な真似】
      baka na mane
      "stupid behaviour"
  3. (As a concept) Stupidity; folly; foolishness; horseplay

Etymology

The Kanji for this term are considered Ateji, meaning they bear no relation to the meaning, but are used for their pronunciation. Other former spellings include 莫迦, 母嫁, 馬嫁 and 破家. No exact origin has been accepted, but different theories propose that the term originates from either Chinese, Sanskrit or Japanese itself.

Notes

The term ばか【馬鹿】 baka is common in ordinary Japanese and is not considered as pejorative as its English counterparts.

意味:ばか・バカ【馬鹿】、あほ・アホ【阿呆・阿房】、おろか【愚か】、むえき【無益】

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