歌舞伎

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

The nominalized form of the verb kabuk- (to tilt, lean). The kanji literally mean "song, dance, and skill", but are ateji and not etymologically related.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

歌舞伎 (hiragana かぶき, romaji kabuki)

  1. (culture, art) kabuki

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 歌舞伎 (かぶき, kabuki)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin gēwǔjì
Zhuyin ㄍㄜ ㄨˇ ㄐㄧˋ
IPA (key) /kɤ⁵⁵ u²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕi⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

歌舞伎 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gēwǔjì)

  1. kabuki (a form of Japanese theatre)