空気

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See also: 空氣

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
くう
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on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 空氣 ( khuwng  khjɨjH, literally empty vapor). Compare modern Min Nan 空氣 (khong-khì).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

空気 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 空氣, hiragana くうき, romaji kūki)

  1. air, atmosphere
  2. mood, atmosphere

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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
  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198601972