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See also: がい

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JapaneseEdit

CounterEdit

かい (rōmaji -kai)

  1. : occurrences
  2. : games, rounds, innings in baseball
  3. : floor, storey

NounEdit

かい (rōmaji kai)

  1. : shell
  2. : world
  3. : story, floor
  4. : oar
  5. : meeting
  6. 甲斐: value
  7. : sea, ocean
  8. : precept, commandment

ParticleEdit

かい (rōmaji kai)

  1. かい: (familiar) marks a non-rhetorical question, which expects a 'yes' or a 'no' answer, a variant of question particle (ka)
     (げん) ()かい
    Genki kai?
    Are you fine?
    あの (おんな) () ()があるかい
    Ano onna no ko ni ki ga aru no kai.
    Are you interested in that girl?
     (かれ)はもう ()かい
    Kare wa mō kita kai?
    Has he come yet?
     (ほん) (とう) () ()るのかい
    hontō ni dekiru no kai?
    Can you really do it?

Usage notesEdit

  • The question marker かい (kai) is sometimes written as かえ (kae), but it's less common.

SuffixEdit

かい (rōmaji -kai)

  1. : meeting
  2. : floor, storey
  3. : the world of something, such as business, celebrities, or finance
  4. : revision