Japanese Word Entry

聞き返す
Kana:ききかえす
Romaji:kikikaesu
Definitions:
  1. to listen repeatedly, to listen again

  2. to ask a question in return

  3. to ask again, to ask for a repeated explanation

Alternative forms: 訊き返す 、 きき返す

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Chinese characters used in this word

hear, ask, listen, smell, make known, news
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄣˊ (wén), ㄨㄣˋ (wèn)
Cantonese: man4, man6
Japanese: ブン (bun)、 モン (mon) / き.く (kiku)、 き.こえる (kikoeru)、 きこえ (kikoe)
Korean: 문 (mun)
Vietnamese: văn, vấn, vặn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

return, answer, fade, repay, revert to, restore
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄢˇ (fǎn)
Cantonese: faan1, faan2
Japanese: ヘン (hen)、 ハン (han)、 ホン (hon) / かえ.す (kaesu)、 -かえ.す (-kaesu)、 かえ.る (kaeru)、 -かえ.る (-kaeru)
Korean: 반 (ban)
Vietnamese: phản

request, question, investigate, inquire, ask, examine, reproach
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄩㄣˋ (xùn)
Cantonese: seon3
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 シュン (shun)、 シン (shin) / き.く (kiku)、 と.う (tou)、 たず.ねる (tazuneru)
Korean: 신 (sin)
Vietnamese: tấn
Variants
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