かい

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See also: がい

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entries.
2
[affix] turn; revolve
[affix] return; go back
[affix] time; occasion
[affix] Hui; Islam
[affix] Alternative form of (kai, roundworm; intestinal worm)
[counter] occurrences
[counter] innings in baseball, games, rounds
[noun] time, occasion
[noun] turn, round
[noun] (baseball, softball) inning
2
[noun] meeting, gathering
[noun] society, association, club
[suffix] meeting
[suffix] party
2
[affix] sea; ocean
2
[affix] picture, painting, drawing, sketch
3
[noun] boundary
[noun] a bounded area or region
[noun] a bounded group of people, a society, a world as a social grouping, such as business, celebrities, or finance
[noun] the border edge of a thing
[noun] (Buddhism) the category of a thing
[noun] (Buddhism) the world or realm of a thing
[noun] lines drawn between the lines of a text, as on lined writing paper
[noun] lines drawn to lay out a draft of a piece of artwork: a sketch
[noun] (biology, taxonomy) a kingdom
[noun] (geology) a stratum corresponding to a geologic age
3
[affix] open
[affix] start; beginning
3
[affix] step; stair; storey
[affix] class; rank; level
[counter] floors, storeys (of a building)
4
[affix] change; modify; reform
[suffix] revision
[suffix] revised, modified
4
[affix] machine; instrument
[affix] contraption; fetter
[noun] This term needs a translation to English.
5
[affix] pleasant, pleasing, comfortable, enjoyable
[affix] fast, quick (in a pleasing way)
[affix] sharp (of knives); clever (of wits)
[affix] recovery (from illness, of health)
[noun] (literary) pleasure; delight; enjoyment
5
[affix] divide; split; separate
[affix] untie; loosen; relax; remove
[affix] make clear; explain
[affix] understand; comprehend
[affix] opinion; explanation; solution
[noun] explanation; interpretation
[noun] (mathematics) solution
[noun] answer; reply (to a given question or problem)
6
[affix] ash; ashes
S
[affix] to be between, mediate
[affix] assist; help
[affix] shell, shellfish
[affix] armor
S
[noun] precept, commandment
S
[affix] strange; suspicious
[affix] mysterious; wonderful
[affix] extraordinary; unusual
[noun] strangeness
S
[affix] kidnap; abduct; falsify
S
[affix] to repent, regret
S
[affix] all; every
S
[affix] lump, mass, chunk, clod
S
[affix] model; pattern
[affix] regular script: a style of Chinese characters that is square and straight-lined
S
[affix] to crush; to smash
S
[affix] break
J
[affix] end of the month
[affix] dark, darkened
[affix] obscure, unknown
[affix] conceal, hide
(This term, かい, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as かい, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かい.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , , , .)

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

かい (kai

  1. かい: (familiar, men's speech) marks a non-rhetorical question, which expects a 'yes' or a 'no' answer, a variant of question particle (ka)
    (げん)()かい
    Genki kai?
    Are you fine?
    あの(おんな)()()があるかい
    Ano onna no ko ni ki ga aru no kai.
    Are you interested in that girl?
    (かれ)はもう()かい
    Kare wa mō kita kai?
    Has he come yet?
    (ほん)(とう)()()るのかい
    hontō ni dekiru no kai?
    Can you really do it?
Usage notes[edit]
  • The question marker かい (kai) is sometimes written as かえ (kae), but it's less common.

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entry.
1
[noun] a shellfish
(This term, かい, is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as かい, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かい.)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entry.
J
[noun] oar, paddle
(This term, かい, is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as かい, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かい.)

Etymology 5[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entry.
甲斐
[noun] value, reward, avail, being fruitful or worth doing
[proper noun] 甲斐: Kai (a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan)
[proper noun] 甲斐: Kai Province, an old province of Japan
[proper noun] 甲斐: A surname​.
Alternative spellings
,
(This term, かい, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)