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The common Japanese word aka, pronounced "AH-kah", is the noun for the word "red", or "crimson". The Japanese conception of color is a dynamic one, and red is particularly important.

Japanese Characters

aka ()


Ani wa mae kara hoshigatteita akai kuruma o katta.

Translation: My brother bought a red car that he always wanted.

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Abe, Namiko. "Aka." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, thoughtco.com/aka-meaning-and-characters-2028634. Abe, Namiko. (2020, August 27). Aka. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/aka-meaning-and-characters-2028634 Abe, Namiko. "Aka." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/aka-meaning-and-characters-2028634 (accessed July 2, 2022).