See also: 动机

ChineseEdit

 
to move; to change; to use; to act
machine; opportunity; secret
trad. (動機)
simp. (动机)
anagram 機動机动

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese 動機(どうき) (dōki, motive)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

動機

  1. motive; intention; intent
    政治動機 / 政治动机  ―  zhèngzhì dòngjī  ―  political motives
  2. (music) motive; a short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work.

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 3

Grade: 4
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

動機(どうき) (dōki

  1. motive; that which sets one into motion

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

動機 (donggi) (hangeul 동기)

  1. Hanja form? of 동기 (motive).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

動機

  1. Hán tự form of động cơ (motive).