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See also: 开花

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ChineseEdit

open; operate (vehicle); start
 
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
trad. (開花)
simp. (开花)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

開花

  1. to blossom
    一個不會記著無論怎麼自由開花 [Literary Cantonese, trad.]
    一个不会记着无论怎么自由开花 [Literary Cantonese, simp.]
    From: 周禮茂 (lyricist), 自由花
    Daan6 jau5 jat1 go3 mung6, bat1 wui5 sei2, gei3 zoek6 baa6! Mou4 leon4 jyu5 zam2 mo1 daa2, zi6 jau4 jing4 si6 wui5 hoi1 faa1! [Jyutping]
    But there is a dream [which] does not die, remember it! No matter how [heavy] the rain is, freedom will still blossom!

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 開花 (khoj xwæ, literally to open + flower). Compare modern Mandarin reading kāihuā.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

開花 (hiragana かいか, rōmaji kaika, historical hiragana かいくわ)

  1. flowering, blossoming
    今年 (ことし)開花 (かいか) (はや)い。
    Kotoshi wa kaika ga hayai.
    This year's bloom was early.
  2. (by extension) showing results, bearing fruit, being successful

VerbEdit

開花する (intransitive, hiragana かいか, rōmaji kaika)

  1. to flower, to blossom, to bloom
  2. (by extension) to show results, to bear fruit, to be a success

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.