Last modified on 8 November 2012, at 17:08

ぼかん

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bokaɴ/, [bo̞kã̠ɴ]

InterjectionEdit

ぼかん (katakana ボカン, romaji bokan)

  1. kapow, bam, biff, bonk
Usage notesEdit

Often written in katakana. Similar to ぽかん (pokan), but the softer initial b sound indicates a duller striking sound. Compare English onomatopoeiae bonk / ponk, bong / pong, bing / ping

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji reading.

NounEdit

ぼかん (romaji bokan)

  1. 母艦: a mother ship (specifically a water craft); short for 航空母艦 (kōkū bokan, aircraft carrier)