動機

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See also: 动机

Chinese[edit]

 
to move; to change; to use; to act
machine; opportunity; secret
trad. (動機)
simp. (动机)
anagram 機動机动

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowed from Japanese  (どう) () (dōki, motive)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

動機

  1. motive; intention; intent
    政治動機 / 政治动机  ―  zhèngzhì dòngjī  ―  political motives

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 3

Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

動機 (hiragana どうき, rōmaji dōki)

  1. motive; that which sets one into motion

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0