Japanese Word Entry

過酷事故
Kana:かこくじこ
Romaji:kakokujiko
Definition: severe accident (esp. relating to a nuclear reactor)

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Chinese characters used in this word

overdo, exceed, go beyond, error, pass, pass through, go across
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨㄛˋ (guò), ㄍㄨㄛ (guō), ㄍㄨㄛ˙ (guo), ㄏㄨㄛˋ (huò)
Cantonese: gwo1, gwo3
Japanese: カ (ka) / す.ぎる (sugiru)、 す.ごす (sugosu)、 あやま.ち (ayamachi)、 あやま.つ (ayamatsu)、 よぎ.る (yogiru)、 とが (toga)
Korean: 과 (gwa)
Vietnamese: quá, qua
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

cruel, severe, atrocious, unjust, strong, stimulating, very
Readings
Mandarin: ㄎㄨˋ (kù)
Cantonese: huk6
Japanese: コク (koku)、 カク (kaku) / ひど.い (hidoi)、 きびしい (kibishii)、 はなはだし (hanahadashi)、 むごい (mugoi)
Korean: 혹 (hog)
Vietnamese: khốc

matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly, affair, to serve, accident, incident
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˋ (shì), ㄗˋ (zì)
Cantonese: si6
Japanese: ジ (ji)、 ズ (zu)、 シ (shi) / こと (koto)、 つか.う (tsukau)、 つか.える (tsukaeru)、 こととする (kototosuru)
Korean: 사 (sa)
Vietnamese: sự
Variants
Semantic variant form:

happenstance, especially, intentionally, reason, cause, circumstances, the late, therefore, consequently, ancient, old, because
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨˋ (gù)
Cantonese: gu3
Japanese: コ (ko) / ゆえ (yue)、 ふる.い (furui)、 もと (moto)、 こと (koto)、 ことさらに (kotosarani)
Korean: 고 (go)
Vietnamese: cố