In a manga, there was this conversation,


and I would like to know what the last part means, specifically ドジしたな.

Summarising, this is what I would like to have answered:

  1. I think ドジ means something like clumsy. Then, is ドジした something like "did in a clumsy manner"?

  2. Why is ドジ written in かたかな?


1 Answer 1

  1. ドジ(を)する is basically closer to "to make a mistake" rather than "to do something in a clumsy way". It tends to refer to funny and/or affordable mistakes typically made by a dojikko character. There is another godan verb ドジる, which may be a little more common (ドジった, ドジってばっかり, ...) and has almost the same meaning. (You cannot directly modify ドジる with すごい, though)

  2. I think this answers your question, although there is not even a known kanji version in this case. Few people know or care about the etymology of ドジ.

  • Is the を particle optional? Like in 勉強(を)する?
    – Jak
    Feb 4, 2019 at 13:49
  • 1
    Yes, just like 勉強する.
    – naruto
    Feb 4, 2019 at 15:32

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