TAKOBOTO

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書き言葉
Readings
かきことば
kakikotoba
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 話し言葉
Linguistics terminology
written word, written languagelanguage écrit, mot écritSchriftsprache

Kanji
ON: ショKUN: か.く, -が.き, -がき
write

ON: ゲン, ゴンKUN: い.う, こと
say

ON: ヨウKUN:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece

Example sentences
スペイン語の書き言葉は、ほんのいくらかわかるが、スペイン語の話し言葉ときたら、ちんぷんかんぷんだ。Parts: スペイン語 (スペインご), 書き言葉 (かきことば), 本の (ほんの), 幾らか (いくらか), 分かる (わかる), スペイン語 (スペインご), 話し言葉 (はなしことば), と来たら (ときたら), 珍紛漢紛 (ちんぷんかんぷん)I can understand written Spanish just a little but spoken Spanish is Greek to me.

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