何か

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
なに
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (nani, meaning "what") + (ka).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

何か (hiragana なにか, rōmaji nanika)

  1. something
     (なに)ちょうだい。
    Nanika chōdai.
    Give me something.
     (かれ) (わたし)こと (なに) ()ってました
    Kare, watashi no koto nanika ittemashita?
    Did he say anything about me?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often written with hiragana (なにか) instead of with kanji (何か).
  • Also pronounced and spelled as なんか (nanka) which is an informal and casual version, often used between friends and those of equal status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō