化学

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See also: 化學

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 化學 (“chemistry; fragile; brittle; unreliable; cheaply made; frail”).
(This term, 化学, is the simplified form of 化學.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
がく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

(ka, to change into) +‎ (-gaku, -logy; -graphy)

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

化学 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 化學, hiragana かがく, rōmaji kagaku, historical hiragana くわがく)

  1. chemistry (branch of natural science)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ば(け)
Grade: 3
がく
Grade: 1
yutōyomi

化け (bake, stem of 化ける (bakeru, to transform)) +‎ (-gaku, -logy; -graphy). Alternative reading sometimes used to differentiate from phonetically identical 科学 (kagaku, science).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

化学 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 化學, hiragana ばけがく, rōmaji bakegaku)

  1. chemistry (branch of natural science)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN