ぼかん

See also: ぽかん

Contents

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ぼかん (katakana ボカン, rōmaji 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 (rōmaji bokan)

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