煙幕

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Chinese[edit]

cigarette; tobacco; smoke stage curtain; tent
trad. (煙幕)
simp. (烟幕)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

煙幕

  1. smokescreen

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Japanese[edit]

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煙幕 (enmaku): a smokescreen partially obscuring a ship.
Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: S
まく
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound term 煙幕 (ʔen mak, literally smoke + curtain, screen). Compare modern Mandarin yānmù, Cantonese jin1 mok6.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

煙幕 (hiragana えんまく, romaji enmaku)

  1. a smokescreen

Usage notes[edit]

“To lay or place a smokescreen” is expressed in Japanese using the verb 張る (haru, to stretch taut), probably in reference to the curtain meaning expressed by the (maku) character.

攻撃 (こうげき)困難 (こんなん)にするために煙幕 (えんまく) ()
kōgeki o konnan ni suru tame ni enmaku o haru
place a smokescreen to make it difficult to attack [us]

Also used in a figurative sense.

 ()きな (ひと)について煙幕 (えんまく) ()
suki na hito ni tsuite enmaku o haru
put up a smokescreen about the person [he / she] likes

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan