JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: S
かい
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spellings
崩壞 (kyūjitai)
崩潰

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 崩潰 (MC pəŋ ɦuʌiH). (kai) is a daiyōji replacing uncommon (kai).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ほう)(かい) (hōkai (kyūjitai 崩壞)

  1. decay, deterioration, disintegration
  2. collapse

VerbEdit

(ほう)(かい)する (hōkai surusuru (stem (ほう)(かい) (hōkai shi), past (ほう)(かい)した (hōkai shita), kyūjitai 崩壞)

  1. to collapse
  2. to decay, to deteriorate, to disintegrate
    ()(しき)(ほう)(かい)した。
    Soshiki ga hōkai shita.
    The organization deteriorated.

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ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.