拍子

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Chinese[edit]

 
to clap; to pat; to beat; to hit; to slap; to take (a picture)
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(拍子)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

拍子

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) a (fly) swatter; a (tennis) racket; a (ping-pong) paddle
  2. (Intermediate Mandarin) a beat (of music)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひょう
Grade: S

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

拍子 (hiragana ひょうし, romaji hyōshi)

  1. a beat
     (さん)拍子 (びょうし)
    sanbyōshi
    three beats
    Means three beats per measure, i.e. 3/4 meter.
  2. rhythm

Derived terms[edit]