開花

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See also: 开花

Chinese[edit]

open; operate (vehicle); start
 
flower; blossom; to spend
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
trad. (開花)
simp. (开花)

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開花

  1. to blossom; to bloom; to flower
  2. (figuratively) to burst; to split open; to break open
  3. (figuratively) to burst with joy
  4. (figuratively) to spread over; to spring up

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Sino-Xenic (開花):
  • Japanese: 開花(かいか) (kaika)
  • Korean: 개화 (開花, gaehwa)
  • Vietnamese: khai hoa (開花)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 開花 (khoj xwæ, literally to open + flower). Compare modern Mandarin reading kāihuā.

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Noun[edit]

(かい)() (kaikaかいくわ (kaikwa)?

  1. flowering, blossoming
    今年(ことし)開花(かいか)(はや)い。
    Kotoshi wa kaika ga hayai.
    This year's bloom was early.
  2. (by extension) showing results, bearing fruit, being successful

Verb[edit]

(かい)()する (kaika suruintransitive suru (stem (かい)() (kaika shi), past (かい)()した (kaika shita))

  1. to flower, to blossom, to bloom
  2. (by extension) to show results, to bear fruit, to be a success

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.