怪奇 [かいき] – bizarre; strange; weird

  • 怪 [カイ・あやしい] – suspicious; mysterious
  • 奇 [キ・あやしい] – strange; curious

Here again, as often happens in Japanese, we have a case of two different characters, both of which have similar meanings, being placed together in a compound word.  Here are some examples of the word in use:

  • 怪奇現象 [かいきげんしょう] – an unnatural phenomenon
  • 複雑怪奇な機械 [ふくざつかいきなきかい] – a Rube Goldberg machine
  • 怪奇映画 [かいきえいが] – a horror movie