What is the longest word in Japanese?

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On this page, you can learn the longest Japanese word as well as Japanese words with many strokes.

Question

What is the longest word in Japanese?

Answer

Some people say that is グレートブリテンおよび北アイルランド連合王国, which means the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

However, technically speaking it is not one long word as it consists of the following words: グレートブリテン, および, 北, アイルランド, 連合 and 王国. They mean Great Britain, and, North, Ireland, United and Kingdom respectively.

Words with many strokes

When you talk about something like that in Japanese, you should ask what kanji word is difficult to write because of many strokes.

All of them below do not belong to the list of Kanji 200 Plus.

giraffe (43 strokes)

麒麟(きりん)

rose (32 strokes)

薔薇(ばら)

depressed (29 strokes)

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