黄金

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic 黄金. Go'on reading.

Noun[edit]

黄金 (hiragana おうごん, historical hiragana わうごん, romaji ōgon)

  1. The metal gold (Au).
  2. The color gold.
  3. Money, more specifically, the large 大判 (ōban) gold coins formerly used in Japan.
Usage notes[edit]

The reading ōgon the more common on'yomi for this term.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sinitic 黄金. Kan'on reading.

Noun[edit]

黄金 (hiragana こうきん, historical hiragana くゎうきん, romaji kōkin)

  1. Money.
  2. The metal gold (Au).
  3. The color gold.
Usage notes[edit]

The reading ōgon the more common on'yomi for this term.

Etymology 3[edit]

Compound of (ki, yellow) +‎ (kane, metal). Kun reading. The kane changes to gane due to rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

黄金 (hiragana きがね, romaji kigane)

  1. The metal gold (Au).
  2. Money. In modern Japanese, often refers to the large 大判 (ōban) or smaller 小判 (koban) gold coins formerly used in Japan.
Usage notes[edit]

The reading kogane is the more common kun'yomi for this term.

Etymology 4[edit]

Variant of kigane above.

Noun[edit]

黄金 (hiragana くがね, romaji kugane)

  1. The metal gold (Au).
  2. Money.
Usage notes[edit]

The reading kogane is the more common kun'yomi for this term.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Variant of kugane above.

Noun[edit]

黄金 (hiragana こがね, romaji kogane)

  1. The metal gold (Au).
  2. Money.
  3. The color gold.
  4. Short for 黄金の泥 (kogane no dei): powdered gold suspended in a base and used as a paint.
Usage notes[edit]

The reading kogane is the more common kun'yomi for this term.

Synonyms[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 黃金

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huángjīn
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄤˊ ㄐㄧㄣ
IPA (key) /xu̯ɑŋ³⁵ t͡ɕin⁵⁵/
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Adjective[edit]

黄金 (simplified, Pinyin huángjīn, traditional 黃金)

  1. golden

Noun[edit]

黄金 (simplified, Pinyin huángjīn, traditional 黃金)

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) gold