ボカン

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bokaɴ/, [bo̞kã̠ɴ]

Interjection[edit]

ボカン (hiragana ぼかん, romaji bokan)

  1. kapow, bam, biff, bonk

Usage notes[edit]

Similar to ポカン (pokan), but the softer initial b sound indicates a duller striking sound. Compare English onomatopoeiae bonk / ponk, bong / pong, bing / ping