See also: 机械

Contents

ChineseEdit

machine; opportunity; secret tools
trad. (機械)
simp. (机械)

EtymologyEdit

Attestable in ancient Chinese texts. In the figurative sense of "mechanical", reborrowing from Japanese 機械 (きかい)(kikai).

PronunciationEdit


Note: ki-hâi - common variant reading.

NounEdit

機械

  1. machine; machinery

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

機械

  1. mechanical
  2. (figuratively) stiff; inflexible

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
かい
Grade: 4
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

機械 (hiragana きかい, romaji kikai)

  1. machine

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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