鍍金

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See also: 镀金

Chinese[edit]

‑plated; to plate metal; money; gold
trad. (鍍金)
simp. (镀金)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

鍍金

  1. to gild; to gold plate
  2. (figuratively) to attach a golden facade, especially to go overseas to study to polish one's qualifications (despite lacking the actual abilities)

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
めっき
Hyōgaiji
Grade: 1
Irregular

Alteration of 滅金 (metsukin, gold-mercury amalgam used in plating).[1]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鍍金 (hiragana めっき, katakana メッキ, rōmaji mekki)

  1. plating, gilding
  2. pretense

Verb[edit]

鍍金する (hiragana めっき, katakana メッキ, rōmaji mekki)

  1. plate
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
きん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Middle Chinese 鍍金

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鍍金 (hiragana ときん, rōmaji tokin)

  1. plating, gilding

Verb[edit]

鍍金する (hiragana ときん, rōmaji tokin)

  1. plate
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

鍍金 (dogeum) (hangeul 도금)

  1. Hanja form? of 도금, “plating, gilding”.