ボカン

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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