かい

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See (i).

Particle[edit]

かい (kai

  1. (familiar, men's speech) Marks a non-rhetorical question.
    (げん)()かい
    Genki kai?
    Are you fine?
    (ほん)(とう)()()かい
    Hontō ni dekiru no kai?
    Can you really do it?
Alternative forms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entries.
2
[affix] turn; revolve
[affix] return; go back
[affix] time; occasion
[affix] (dated) Hui; Islam
[affix] Alternative form of (kai, roundworm; intestinal worm)
[counter] occurrences
[counter] innings in baseball, games, rounds
[counter] (Kansai) indicating year of university students
[noun] time, occasion
[noun] turn, round
[noun] episode, chapter
[noun] (baseball, softball) inning
2
[noun] meeting, gathering
[noun] society, association, club
[suffix] meeting
[suffix] party; function
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 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entry.
1
[noun] [from 759] an aquatic shellfish (generally limited to mollusks with calcareous shells such as clams or snails, and excluding crustaceans such as shrimp or crabs)
(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.)

Etymology 6[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of かい – see the following entry.
かゆJ
[noun] congee (a type of rice porridge)
Alternative spelling
しゅく
(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.)