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Κ;κ [カッパ;カッパー] /(n) kappa

猿猴 [えんこう] /(n) (1) monkey (esp. a gibbon)/(2) (See 人形浄瑠璃) hand of the puppeteer (puppet theatre)/(3) (sl) menstrual period/(4) (See 河童・1) kappa

河太郎;川太郎 [かわたろう;がわたろう;がたろう;があたろ(ok);がたろ(ok)] /(n) (See 河童・1) kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)

河童 [かっぱ;かわわっぱ(ok);かあっぱ(ok);かあらんべ(ok)] /(n) (1) kappa/mythical water-dwelling creature/(2) (かっぱ only) excellent swimmer/(3) (かっぱ only) (See 胡瓜) cucumber/(4) (かっぱ only) (abbr) (See 河童巻き) rolled sushi containing a stick of cucumber

河童の寒稽古 [かっぱのかんげいこ] /(exp,n) (id) something that looks difficult but actually isn't/swimming in a cold lake during mid-winter seems difficult, but it's nothing to a kappa

河伯;河郎 [かはく;かわろう(河郎)] /(n) (1) (See 河童・1) kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)/(2) (河伯 only) river god

御河童;お河童 [おかっぱ;オカッパ] /(n) (uk) (from resemblance to the mythical kappa's hair style) (See 河童・1) bobbed hair

尻子玉 [しりこだま;しりごだま(ok)] /(n) mythical ball inside the anus that is sought after by kappa

頭の皿 [あたまのさら] /(n) (1) flat part of the top of the cranium/(2) (See 河童・1) plate-like depression on the head of kappa

陸に上がった河童 [おかにあがったかっぱ] /(exp) (See 河童・1) a fish out of water/a kappa up on the land

At school I had enjoyed reading Japanese literature in English translation, in particular Soseki's I am a Cat and Kokoro, and Akutagawa's The Nose and Kappa.
私は学校で日本文学の英語訳、特に漱石の『吾輩は猫である』や『心』、芥川の『鼻』や『河童』を楽しく読んだ。


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