火災

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

火災

  1. fire (as a disaster), conflagration
    • 森林火災 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]sēnlín huǒzāi [Pinyin] — forest fire

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 火災 (xwaX tsoj). Compare modern Mandarin 火災 (huǒzāi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

火災 (hiragana かさい, romaji kasai, historical hiragana くわさい)

  1. fire, conflagration (as in a disaster)
  2. (Buddhism) one of the three major calamities that destroy the world

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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