肯綮

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

肯綮 (hiragana こうけい, romaji kōkei)

  1. the essential point, the crucial point

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kěnqìng
Zhuyin ㄎㄣˇ ㄑㄧㄥˋ
IPA (key) /kʰən²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵¹/
Mandarin (variant)
Pinyin kěnqǐng
Zhuyin ㄎㄣˇ ㄑㄧㄥˇ
IPA (key) /kʰən²¹⁴⁻³⁵ t͡ɕʰiŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

肯綮 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin kěnqìng or kěnqǐng)

  1. a place where muscle and bone link
  2. key point; crux

Derived terms[edit]