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ChineseEdit

 
small; tiny; few; young
 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
simp. and trad.
(小火)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

小火

  1. (cooking) slow fire; low heat

AntonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular

The kanji are jukujikun.

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Particularly: “from "ぼやぼや", onomatopoeia relating to cooking miso or just the sound of "small fire"?”

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

小火 (hiragana ぼや, rōmaji boya)

  1. small fire

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

/seukwa//syouka//ɕoːka/

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Particularly: “From Sinitic or Middle Chinese?”

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

小火 (hiragana しょうか, rōmaji shōka, historical hiragana せうくわ)

  1. small fire

Usage notesEdit

  • boya, although an unapproved reading of 小火, is used much more commonly than shōka

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9