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13:08 Sep 10, 2001
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: bakkan
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4Wheat (barley), straw
Philip Soldini
2pulling out the pipe
Keisuke Shito



22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Wheat (barley), straw

Without context I'm not 100% certain, but it's probably 麦稈 (bakkan, usually pronounced mugiwara), which means wheat (barley), straw.

Philip Soldini
Local time: 12:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42

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disagree  xxxFumiko: Mugi is never read as "bak" and bakkan is not a Japanese word.
11 mins
  -> According to Jim Breen's Japanese-English dictionary (listed above) it is, but I must defer to native speakers on this.

agree  SHineno: I never hard of it, but I found a word "bakukan" or "bakkan" in Kanji dictionary. 麦わら=straw is correct.
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2 days11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
pulling out the pipe

If this "bakkan" is a industrial term, Kanji expression for it could be "抜管".

In this case, it means "pulling out the pipe(tube)".

Keisuke Shito
Local time: 12:43
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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