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See also: 變化 and 变化

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
へん
Grade: 4

Grade: 3
on’yomi

(hen, to change) +‎ (ka, to change into)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

変化 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變化, hiragana へんか, rōmaji henka, historical hiragana へんくわ)

  1. change in society, climate, or condition, transformation, variety
  2. variation
  3. declension
  4. (sumo) a step to one side during the tachiai, the initial charge at the start of a sumo match; a sidestep
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

変化する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變化する, suru conjugation, hiragana へんかする, rōmaji henka suru)

  1. to change, to vary
    気候 (きこう)変化 (へんか)した。
    Kikō ga henkashita.
    The climate has changed.
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SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
へん
Grade: 4
け > げ
Grade: 3
on’yomi

(hen, abnormal) +‎ (ke, change oneself into)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

変化 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變化, hiragana へんげ, rōmaji henge)

  1. goblin, ghost; an apparition
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN