好奇心

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 4

Grade: S
しん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From 好奇 (kōki, inquisitiveness) + (shin, heart)

NounEdit

好奇心 (hiragana こうきしん, romaji kōkishin)

  1. curiosity
  2. neophilia

Derived termsEdit

  • 好奇心旺盛 (kōkishin ōsei): brimming with curiosity; neophilic

IdiomsEdit

  • 好奇心猫を殺す (kōkishin neko o korosu): curiosity killed the cat
  • 好奇心は猫をも殺す (kōkishin wa neko o mo korosu): curiosity killed the cat

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.
好奇

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hàoqíxīn
Zhuyin ㄏㄠˋ ㄑㄧˊ ㄒㄧㄣ
IPA (key) /xɑʊ̯⁵¹ t͡ɕʰi³⁵ ɕin⁵⁵/

NounEdit

好奇心 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin hàoqíxīn)

  1. curiosity
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 12:06