Understanding Rikai markings

If you have been using Rikai, you will notice the beginning information in parenthesis. This is the Part of Speech markers used in edict.

Below is a short list of common POS markers that you will encounter. For a full list refer to Jim Breen’s eDict Lexographical Details.

adj-i	adjective (keiyoushi)
adj-na	adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
adj-no	nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
adv	adverb (fukushi)
adv-n	adverbial noun
conj	conjunction
ctr	counter
exp	Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
n	noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
n-adv	adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
n-pref	noun, used as a prefix
n-suf	noun, used as a suffix
pn	pronoun
pref	prefix
prt	particle
suf	suffix
vi	intransitive verb
vn	irregular nu verb
vs	noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
vs-i	suru verb - irregular
vt	transitive verb

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