This time, I will explain “kaki” in Japanese. There are so many meanings for “kaki” that you might hate learning Japanese. However, you will get used to it by learning it in context little by little.
Kaki(牡蠣) means oyster. The Kanji is difficult to write, so not many Japanese people can write it, but many can read it. Therefore, when writing by hand, we usually write “カキ” in katakana instead of hiragana.
Kaki(牡蠣) has a slightly different pronunciation than Kaki (柿).
Persimmons, which grew naturally in the Yangtze River basin in China, spread to East Asia through cultivation and are now a representative autumn fruit tree in Japan.
The kanji for Kaki (柿) is easy to write, so writing the kanji for Kaki (柿) makes it easy to distinguish it from other Kaki.
Kaki No Tane (柿の種)
Kaki No Tane is a rice cracker originating in Japan with a soy sauce flavor and chili pepper spiciness. It is called a persimmon seed because it resembles the seed of the persimmon tree in color and shape.
Meaning: Following / Below
Kaki(下記) is not a simple term; it is used in business and reference books.
・Kaki wo gorankudasai。
“Please see below.”
・Syousai wa Kaki no tooridesu
“The details are listed below.”
・Kaki no rinku wo sansyou shitekudasai
“Please refer to the following link.”
Meaning: Summer Season
Kaki(夏期) means “summer season” and is often used in Japanese as the term “Kaki kousyuu 夏期講習 (summer course).”
・Tegami wo kaki masu
“I write a letter.”
Although we don’t use it very often, Kaki also has the term Firearms. Even if you ask a Japanese person Kaki (火器) arimasuka? (Do you have Kaki?), they will say Kaki?
However, if you write Kaki (火器) in kanji, you can understand it when reading a book.
The term Kaki has many meanings and is very complicated. However, Kaki alone is mainly “oyster” or “persimmon,” so I think it will be easier to understand if you remember from here.