活発

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かつ > かっ
Grade: 2
はつ > ぱつ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/*kwatupatu//kwappat͡su//kappat͡su/

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 活發 ‎(kwat pjot, literally to live + to send forth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

活発 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 活發, -na inflection, hiragana かっぱつ, romaji kappatsu, historical hiragana くわっぱつ)

  1. active, vigorous, spirited, perky, vivacious

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

活発 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 活發, -na inflection, hiragana かっぱつ, romaji kappatsu, historical hiragana くわっぱつ)

  1. (rare) activity, vigor, vivacity

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan