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Daitai (代替 – Alternative)

  • Daitai


    I worked all day yesterday and was not able to write a post on Lang-8.

    My English study goal is to write more than 100 words on Lang-8 everyday.

    At work yesterday, I wrote over 1,000 English words, so I would like that to be regarded daitai (代替 – meaning “alternative”) for yesterday’s goal.

    Since the kanji 替 is often used in read as kae (かえ) or gae (がえ), I feel that many Japanese people mistakenly read 代替 as daigae.

    To tell you the truth, daigae is listed in Japanese dictionaries as a special way to pronounce the word, but it is not standard.

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