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かちかち, こちこち, カチカチ, コチコチ

Romaji
kachikachi, kochikochi, kachikachi, kochikochi
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverb taking the `to' particle, adverb (fukushi)
    Meaning
    ticktock
    Example sentence
    てるの?」「計簿ね。うちのカチカチからこういうからちゃんとないと」 What're you doing? "The household books. Our finances are pretty tight so we have to do things properly."
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    chinking (e.g. of a hammer against rock); knocking
    Example sentence
    寝れないに限って、計のカチカチいう気になるもの It's only when I can't sleep at night that the ticking of the clock becomes loud enough to bother me.
  • Parts of speech
    nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no', adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
    Meaning
    dry and hard; (frozen) stiff
    Example sentence
    聞こえる時計カチカチというだけだった The only sound to be heard was the ticking of the clock.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    hidebound; die-hard; stubborn; obstinate; bigoted
    Example sentence
    コチコチ会社人間だから He's just a diehard company man.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    scared stiff; tense; nervous; frightened
    Example sentence
    洗面器かちかちに凍った The water in the basin has frozen solid.

Examples of , かちかち, こちこち, カチカチ, コチコチ in a sentence


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