化け物

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 化け (bake, stem noun form of 化ける (bakeru, take a different form, disguise oneself)) +‎ (mono, thing).

Noun[edit]

化け物 (hiragana ばけもの, romaji bakemono)

  1. a monster, a ghost, a phantom
     () (もの)のような茄子 (なす)
    bakemono no yō na nasu
    a monstrous eggplant, a monster of an eggplant
  2. someone of prodigious ability
    トランプにかけては () (もの)だ。
    toranpu ni kakete wa bakemono da.
    He's a monster / a whiz at cards.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067