竹馬

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See also: 竹马

Chinese[edit]

bamboo horse; surname
trad. (竹馬)
simp. (竹马)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

竹馬

  1. a bamboo stick used as a toy horse
  2. a bamboo horse used in a folk dance

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちく
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
たけ
Grade: 1
うま
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

From (take, chiku, bamboo) +‎ (uma, ba, horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

竹馬 (hiragana たけうま, rōmaji takeuma, alternative reading ちくば, rōmaji chikuba)

  1. (literally) a bamboo horse (bamboo toy that resembles a horse that children can ride on)
  2. bamboo stilts (walking pole)
  3. walking on bamboo stilts

(alternative reading hiragana ちくば, romaji chikuba)

  1. Synonym of 幼時 (yōji, childhood) (time when one is a child)

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