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ChineseEdit

 
goblin; witch; devil; bewitching; enchanting; monster; phantom
queer; to blame
simp. and trad.
(妖怪)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

妖怪

  1. any supernatural being, monster, devil, goblin

See alsoEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (妖怪):

JapaneseEdit

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Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: S
かい
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 妖怪 ‎(ʔjew kwɛjH, literally strange, supernatural + extraordinary). Compare modern Mandarin reading yāoguài.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

妖怪 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana ようかい, romaji yōkai, historical hiragana えうくわい)

  1. (dated) creepy, spooky, ghastly, perilous
    妖怪 (ようかい)雰囲気 (ふんいき)
    yōkai na fun'iki
    a creepy atmosphere / a spooky mood

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

妖怪 ‎(hiragana ようかい, romaji yōkai, historical hiragana えうくわい)

  1. supernatural being, monster, apparition, goblin

Usage notesEdit

Note that the Japanese concept of the yōkai does not map directly to any specific English term.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

妖怪 ‎(yogoe) ‎(hangeul 요괴)

  1. Hanja form? of 요괴, “monster, goblin”.
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