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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; to bloom; to flower
  2. (figuratively) to burst; to split open; to break open
  3. (figuratively) to burst with joy
  4. (figuratively) to spread over; to spring up

Derived termsEdit


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 かいかする, rōmaji kaika suru)

  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
  • 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.