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Curiosity in Chinese / Japanese...

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Curious / Inquisitive

hào qí
kouki
Curious / Inquisitive Vertical Wall Scroll

好奇 means curiosity or inquisitive in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It is a rather positive word in all three languages - though not as commonly used in Japanese.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Curious
Inquisitive
好奇kouki / kokihào qí / hao4 qi2 / hao qi / haoqihao ch`i / haochi / hao chi


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

好奇

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hào qí / hao4 qi2
hao ch`i / hao chi
 kouki / koki / こうき
Curious / Inquisitive Vertical Wall Scroll
inquisitive; curious; inquisitiveness; curiosity
inquisitiveness; (surname) Kouki

奇貨

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 kika / きか (1) curiosity; rare item; rarity; (2) (See 好機) rare opportunity which could be beneficial

怪異


怪异

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guài yì / guai4 yi4
kuai i
 kaii / kai / かいい
monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) mystery; curiosity; strangeness; monstrosity; (2) ghost; monster; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin

旺盛

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wàng shèng / wang4 sheng4
wang sheng
 ousei / ose / おうせい
vigorous; exuberant
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) lively; vigorous; energetic; healthy; avid (e.g. desire); rich (e.g. imagination); (n-suf,adj-na) (2) full of (energy, appetite, curiosity, etc.); brimming with

興味


兴味

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xìng wèi / xing4 wei4
hsing wei
 kyoumi / kyomi / きょうみ
interest; taste
interest (in something); curiosity (about something); zest (for)

好奇心

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hào qí xīn / hao4 qi2 xin1
hao ch`i hsin / hao chi hsin
 koukishin / kokishin / こうきしん
interest in something; curiosity; inquisitive
curiosity; inquisitiveness

物好き

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 monozuki / ものずき (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes

物数奇

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 monozuki / ものずき (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes

猟奇的

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 ryoukiteki / ryokiteki / りょうきてき (adjectival noun) (1) curiosity-seeking; (2) bizarre (crime, etc.); grotesque; abnormal

もの好き

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 monozuki / ものずき (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes

物見高い

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 monomidakai / ものみだかい (adjective) burning curiosity

珍しがる

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 mezurashigaru / めずらしがる (transitive verb) to think (it) a curiosity

興味本位

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 kyoumihoni / kyomihoni / きょうみほんい (adj-na,adj-no) (yoji) (just) out of curiosity; (just) in order to satisfy one's curiosity; aimed chiefly at amusing; sensational (e.g. magazine)

好奇心旺盛

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 koukishinousei / kokishinose / こうきしんおうせい (noun or adjectival noun) brimming with curiosity

弥次馬根性

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 yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう the spirit of curiosity

知的好奇心

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 chitekikoukishin / chitekikokishin / ちてきこうきしん intellectual curiosity; out of curiosity; inquisitiveness

野次馬根性

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 yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう the spirit of curiosity

高みの見物

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 takaminokenbutsu / たかみのけんぶつ (expression) being a spectator; observing (out of curiosity) as a disinterested party

身を乗り出す

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 mionoridasu / みをのりだす (exp,v5s) to bend oneself forward (esp. in curiosity or excitement); to hang out (e.g. over a balcony)

好奇心猫を殺す

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 koukishinnekookorosu / kokishinnekookorosu / こうきしんねこをころす (expression) (proverb) curiosity killed the cat

キュリオシティー

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 kyurioshitii / kyurioshiti / キュリオシティー curiosity

好奇心は猫をも殺す

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 koukishinhanekoomokorosu / kokishinhanekoomokorosu / こうきしんはねこをもころす (expression) (proverb) (See 好奇心猫を殺す) curiosity killed the cat

野次馬根性;弥次馬根性

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 yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう the spirit of curiosity

擽る(P);擽ぐる(io)

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 kusuguru / くすぐる (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to tickle; (2) (kana only) to tickle (one's curiosity, vanity, etc.); to arouse; to appeal to; to flatter; (3) (kana only) to make laugh; to amuse; to entertain

物好き(P);もの好き;物数奇

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 monozuki / ものずき (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; fancifulness; whimsy; (having) strange tastes

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