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ChineseEdit

high; tall
 
tide; current; damp; moist; humid
simp. and trad.
(高潮)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese 高潮 (こうちょう) (kōchō, climax), which was in turn a semantic readaptation of Chinese 高潮 (gāocháo, “high tide”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

高潮

  1. (oceanography) high tide; high water (Classifier: ; )
    高潮不能這個海灘散步 [MSC, trad.]
    高潮不能这个海滩散步 [MSC, simp.]
    Gāocháo shí nǐ bùnéng zài zhège hǎitān sànbù. [Pinyin]
    You can't walk along this beach at high tide.
  2. major development; climax (Classifier: ; )
  3. (narratology) climax; turning point (Classifier: ; )
    高潮 [MSC, trad.]
    高潮 [MSC, simp.]
    Dì wǔ chǎng shì quán jù de gāocháo. [Pinyin]
    The fifth scene was the climax of the play.
  4. orgasm (Classifier: ; )
  5. upsurge (Classifier: ; )

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (high tide): 低潮 (dīcháo)

Related termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

高潮

  1. () Gaochao (a village in Xinshi, Jingshan, Jingmen, Hubei, China)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
しお
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
ちょう
Grade: 6
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

高潮 (hiragana こうちょう, rōmaji kōchō, historical hiragana かうてう) (alternative reading hiragana たかしお, rōmaji takashio, historical hiragana たかしほ)

  1. climax
  2. (oceanography) high tide

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

高潮 (gojo) (hangeul 고조)

  1. Hanja form? of 고조 (climax).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

高潮

  1. Hán tự form of cao trào (climax).