化け物

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
もの
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 化け ‎(bake, transforming, the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 化ける bakeru, “take a different form, disguise oneself”) +‎ ‎(mono, thing).[1][2]

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化け物 ‎(hiragana ばけもの, romaji bakemono)

  1. a monster, a ghost, a phantom
     () (もの)のような茄子 (なす)
    bakemono no yō na nasu
    a monstrous eggplant, a monster of an eggplant
  2. someone of prodigious ability
    トランプにかけては () (もの)だ。
    Toranpu ni kakete wa bakemono da.
    He's a monster / a whiz at cards.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067