河馬

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

河馬

  1. hippopotamus; hippo

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

A picture of a hippopotamus.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From meaning "river" + meaning "horse".

Noun[edit]

河馬 (hiragana かば, katakana カバ, romaji kaba)

  1. a hippopotamus, a hippo, a river horse
  2. a sea cow

Usage notes[edit]

  • The kanji spelling 河馬 is rarely used, and never used in science. The katakana カバ is more common, especially in scientific contexts.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

河馬 (hama) (hangeul 하마)

  1. Hanja form? of 하마, “hippopotamus”.