高潮

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Chinese[edit]

high; tall
 
tide; current; damp; moist; humid
simp. and trad.
(高潮)

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), from Japanese 高潮 (こうちょう) ‎(kōchō, climax), semantically readapted from Chinese 高潮 (“high tide”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

高潮

  1. (oceanography) high tide; high water   (Classifier: ; )
    高潮不能這個海灘散步 [MSC, trad.]
    高潮不能这个海滩散步 [MSC, simp.]
    Gāocháo shí nǐ bùnéng zài zhège hǎitān sànbù. [Pinyin]
    You can't walk along this beach at high tide.
  2. climax; major development   (Classifier: ; )
    高潮 [MSC, trad.]
    高潮 [MSC, simp.]
    Dì wǔ chǎng shì quán jù de gāocháo. [Pinyin]
    The fifth scene was the climax of the play.
  3. orgasm   (Classifier: ; )
  4. upsurge   (Classifier: ; )

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
しお
Grade: 6
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
ちょう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

高潮 ‎(hiragana こうちょう, romaji kōchō, historical hiragana かうてう) (alternative reading hiragana たかしお, romaji takashio, historical hiragana たかしほ)

  1. climax
  2. (oceanography) high tide

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0