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
[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
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] 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.)

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.)