開花

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Chinese[edit]

open; operate (vehicle); start
 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
trad. (開花)
simp. (开花)

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Verb[edit]

開花

  1. to blossom

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 開花 (khoj xwæ, literally to open + flower). Compare modern Mandarin reading kāihuā.

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Noun[edit]

開花 (hiragana かいか, romaji kaika, historical hiragana かいくわ)

  1. flowering, blossoming
    今年 (ことし)開花 (かいか) (はや)い。
    Kotoshi wa kaika ga hayai.
    This year's bloom was early.
  2. (by extension) showing results, bearing fruit, being successful

Verb[edit]

開花 + する (intransitive, hiragana かいかする, romaji kaika suru)

  1. to flower, to blossom, to bloom
  2. (by extension) to show results, to bear fruit, to be a success

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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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.