Last modified on 17 October 2012, at 16:16

ボカン

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bokaɴ/, [bo̞kã̠ɴ]

InterjectionEdit

ボカン (hiragana ぼかん, romaji bokan)

  1. kapow, bam, biff, bonk

Usage notesEdit

Similar to ポカン (pokan), but the softer initial b sound indicates a duller striking sound. Compare English onomatopoeiae bonk / ponk, bong / pong, bing / ping