Japanese Word Entry

試金石
Kana:しきんせき
Definitions:
  1. touchstone, Lydian stone

  2. touchstone (e.g. of success), test, litmus test


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Chinese characters used in this word

test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˋ (shì)
Cantonese: si3, si5
Japanese: シ / こころ.みる、 ため.す
Korean:
Vietnamese: thí
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

gold, metals in general, money
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄣ (jīn), ㄐㄧㄣˋ (jìn)
Cantonese: gam1
Japanese: キン、 コン、 ゴン / かね、 かな-、 -がね
Korean: 김, 금
Vietnamese: kim

stone, rock, mineral, rad. 112
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˊ (shí), ㄉㄢˋ (dàn)
Cantonese: daam3, sek6
Japanese: セキ、 シャク、 コク / いし
Korean:
Vietnamese: thạch
Variants
Semantic variant form: