This Is The Longest Word In Japanese (37 Letters)

avatarThomas Dalsgaard Clausen
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Want to know what the longest word in Japanese is?

The longest word in the Japanese language is 虎が人を噛もうとするときのうなり声。(pronounced: toragahitowokamoutosurutokinounarinow), which literally means "the growl a tiger makes when it's about to bite someone".

This word's made up of 17 syllables and 37 letters in total.

This Japanese word basically functions like a compound of many individual characters or ideograms that are linked together to form a single unit of meaning.

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