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Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi)
Usually written using kana alone
what is called, as it is called, the so-called, so to speakcomme on dit, prétendu, soi-disant.sogenannt, angeblich, wie man zu sagen pflegt

ON: ショKUN: ところ, -ところ, どころ, とこ

ON: KUN: い.う, いい, おも.う, いわゆる
reason, origin, history, oral tradition

Example sentences
これがいわゆる「天ぷら」というものです。Parts: 此れ (これ), 所謂 (いわゆる), 天婦羅 (てんぷら), と言うもの (というもの)This is what we call "tempura".

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