See also: 化學

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 化學 (“chemistry; celluloid; etc.”).
(This term, 化学, is the simplified form of 化學.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

 化学 on Japanese Wikipedia

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
がく
Grade: 1
kan’on
Alternative spelling
化學 (kyūjitai)

From Chinese 化學, which literally means "study of changes".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(がく) (kagakuくわがく (kwagaku)?

  1. chemistry (branch of natural science)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ば(け)
Grade: 3
がく
Grade: 1
kun’yomi kan’on
Alternative spelling
化學 (kyūjitai)

化け (bake, stem of 化ける (bakeru, to transform)) +‎ (-gaku, -logy; -graphy). Alternative reading sometimes used to differentiate from phonetically identical 科学 (kagaku, science).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ばけ)(がく) (bakegaku

  1. chemistry (branch of natural science)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN