火災

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 5

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, historical hiragana くわさい, romaji kasai)

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

Derived terms[edit]

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

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 火灾
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huǒzāi
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄛˇ ㄗㄞ
IPA (key) /xu̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡saɪ̯⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

火災 (traditional, Pinyin huǒzāi, simplified 火灾)

  1. fire (as a disaster), conflagration
    森林火災
    sēnlín huǒzāi
    forest fire