TAKOBOTO

Japanese dictionary & Nihongo learning tool. Use it online here or download an offline app
妖怪
Readings
ようかい
youkai
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
ghost, apparition, phantom, spectre, specter, demon, monster, goblinunheimliche Erscheinung, Ungeheuer, Monster, Spuk

Kanji
ON: ヨウKUN: あや.しい, なま.めく, わざわ.い
attractive, bewitching, calamity

ON: カイ, ケKUN: あや.しい, あや.しむ
suspicious, mystery, apparition

Example sentences
一匹の妖怪がヨーロッパを徘徊している。共産主義という妖怪が。Parts: 一匹 (いっぴき), 妖怪 (ようかい), 欧羅巴 (ヨーロッパ), 徘徊 (はいかい), 共産主義 (きょうさんしゅぎ), 言う (いう), 妖怪 (ようかい)A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism.
Un fantôme hante l'Europe - le fantôme du communisme.
Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa — das Gespenst des Kommunismus.

Community comments
The words and kanji on this web site come from the amazing dictionary files JMDict, EDICT and KANJIDIC. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. The example sentences come from the projects Tatoeba and Tanaka Corpus. Kanji search by radicals is based on the Kradfile2 and Kradfile-u files containing radical decomposition of 13108 Japanese characters. Many thanks to all the people involved in those projects!