ChineseEdit

 
to circle; to go back; to turn around
to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve; (a measure word for matters or actions) a time; Islam
day; sky; heaven
trad. (回天/迴天) /
simp. (回天)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

回天

  1. (figuratively) to save a desperate situation

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
てん
Grade: 1
kan’on on’yomi
Alternative spelling
廻天
 
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EtymologyEdit

is a daiyōji replacing .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(かい)(てん) (kaitenくわいてん (kwaiten)?

  1. (figuratively) changing the worsening situation for the better, turning the tide

Proper nounEdit

(かい)(てん) (Kaiten

  1. (weaponry) Kaiten, crewed torpedoes and suicide craft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the final stages of World War II

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Seventh Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN