がん

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See also: かん and ガン

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of がん – see the following entries.
2
[affix]round; circular
[noun]a meatball, fishball
[noun]a pill
2
2
[affix]rock
2
[affix]look; face; expression
[affix]color
3
4
[affix]desire; wish
[affix]pray
[noun]a prayer
5
S
S
S
J
[noun]wild goose
J
[affix](only found in compounds) a rock, crag, or boulder
H
H
[noun](medicine, oncology, pathology) cancer
[noun](figuratively) cancer
H
(This term, がん, is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi がん, not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading がん.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

がん (rōmaji gan)

  1. (onomatopoeia): evoking the sound made by a bell, or by striking an object: gong, clang, wham, conk, bang
    がん (かべ)にぶつかった。
    Gan to kabe ni butsukatta.
    He hit the wall with a wham.

Yoron[edit]

Noun[edit]

がん (romaji gan)

  1. : crab