北極熊

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Noun[edit]

北極熊

  1. polar bear

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Japanese[edit]

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北極熊

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 北極 (hokkyoku, North Pole) +‎ (kuma, bear). The kuma changes to guma due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ho.k.kjo.ku.gu.ma/, [ho̞kkyo̞kɯᵝgɯᵝmä], [ho̞kkyo̞kɯᵝŋɯᵝmä]

Noun[edit]

北極熊 (hiragana ほっきょくぐま, romaji hokkyoku guma)

  1. a polar bear

Usage notes[edit]

As with many words for plants and animals not found in Japan, this term is quite commonly spelled entirely in katakana rather than kanji.

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