完壁

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
へき > ぺき
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 完璧 (hwan pjiek). Compare modern Mandarin 完璧 (wánbì).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

完壁 (-na inflection, hiragana かんぺき, romaji kanpeki)

  1. 完璧: (proscribed) perfect, completed

Usage notes[edit]

This is a common typo for 完璧 (kanpeki, perfect, perfection). The second character of the misspelling, , means "wall" and is also read as heki or peki in compounds. However, the proper spelling of kanpeki ("perfect") uses for the second character, meaning "jewel". Note the difference in the bottom element of the two characters: the correct spelling has , while the common typo has instead.

Noun[edit]

完壁 (hiragana かんぺき, romaji kanpeki)

  1. 完璧: perfection, completedness, flawlessness

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3