機械

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See also: 机械

Chinese[edit]

machine; opportunity; secret tools
trad. (機械)
simp. (机械)

Etymology[edit]

Attestable in ancient Chinese texts. In the figurative sense of "mechanical", wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowed from Japanese 機械 (きかい) (kikai).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • ki-hāi - literary;
  • ki-hâi - vernacular (俗).

Noun[edit]

機械

  1. machine; machinery
    機械製造業 / 机械制造业  ―  jīxiè zhìzàoyè  ―  machinery manufacturing industry

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Adjective[edit]

機械

  1. mechanical
  2. (figuratively) stiff; inflexible

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
かい
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

機械 (hiragana きかい, rōmaji kikai)

  1. machine

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  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 978-4-14-011112-3