語 (ご) means speech, just in general. Used as a suffix it can mean "word", "language", or "term".
For instance, 合成語 (ごうせいご) would mean "compound word". 英語 (えいご), however,
is "English". 日本語 (にほんご), similarly, is "Japanese". Also, if you had to write a 1,000-
word paper, it would be a 1000語のレポート.
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