河馬

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Chinese[edit]

river horse; horse chess piece; Surname
trad. (河馬)
simp. (河马)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

河馬

  1. hippopotamus; hippo

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (河馬):


Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Wikipedia ja

‎(ka, river) +‎ ‎(ba, horse)

Kanji in this term

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Grade: 2
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河馬 (カバ)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

河馬 ‎(hiragana かば, katakana カバ, romaji kaba)

  1. hippopotamus

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as カバ.

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

河馬 ‎(hama) ‎(hangeul 하마)

  1. Hanja form? of 하마, “hippopotamus”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

河馬

  1. Hán tự form of hà mã, "hippopotamus"