Definitions for tankaˈtɑŋ kə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tan•kaˈtɑŋ kə(n.)(pl.)-kas, -ka.
a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
Origin of tanka:
1915–20; < Japn < MChin, = Chin duǎn short +gē song
a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables
a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
a Tibetan painting of the Buddha on fabric.
a strong, forceful expression
a kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia
Translations for tanka
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with about ) to have or form ideas in one's mind
Can babies think?; I was thinking about my mother.
- pensarPortuguese (BR)
- فکر کردنFarsi
- penser (à)French
- misliti, razmišljatiCroatian
- tenke, forestille segNorwegian
- a (se) gândi (la)Romanian
- 想Chinese (Trad.)
- nghĩ vềVietnamese
- 想Chinese (Simp.)
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