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Noun (futsuumeishi)
initials, initialism

first letter of a word
See also: 大文字
capital letterAnfangsbuchstabe, Initiale, Akronym, Großbuchstabe, Kapital, Majuskel

ON: トウ, ズ, トKUN: あたま, かしら, -がしら, かぶり
head, counter for large animals

ON: ブン, モンKUN: ふみ, あや
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)

ON: KUN: あざ, あざな, -な
character, letter, word, section of village

Example sentences
「あなたはたしか・・・えーと、えーと・・・も」「頭文字から間違っとるわい!!」Parts: 貴方 (あなた), 確か (たしか), ええと (えっと), ええと (えっと), NI, 頭文字 (かしらもじ), から, 間違う (まちがう), わい (わえ)"Let's see, you're ... er, um ... M-" "You're wrong from the first letter!!"

頭文字のNTTは何を表していますか。Parts: 頭文字 (かしらもじ), (なに), 表す (あらわす)What do the initials NTT stand for?

恋人たちは自分たちの頭文字をかしの木に刻んだ。Parts: 恋人 (こいびと), (たち), 自分 (じぶん), (たち), 頭文字 (かしらもじ), (かし), (き), 刻む (きざむ)The lovers engraved the oak tree with their initials.
The couple carved their initials into the oak tree.
The couple carved their initials in an oak tree.
The couples carved their initials in oak trees.

USAと言う頭文字はアメリカ合衆国を意味する。Parts: 言う (いう), 頭文字 (かしらもじ), アメリカ合衆国 (アメリカがっしゅうこく), 意味 (いみ)The initials USA stand for the United States of America.

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