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Information: Japanese Dictionary

Welcome to my small Japanese phrase and word dictionary. If you can't find it here, you can e-mail me at Mika @ mikaspileofanime.com and I can try to tell you what it means.

All words are arranged by their Japanese meaning, with an English translation following.

~[A][B][C][D][E][F][G][H][I][J][K][M][N][O][P][R/L][S][T][U][W][Y][Z]~

A

aku: [noun] evil, wickedness
akuma: [noun] devil

B

baka: [adjective] foolish, idiotic
[noun] fool, idiot
boku: [pronoun] I, myself

C

chibi: [noun] runt, small (especially used to address children)

D

dono: [adjective] which, what
[suffix] used at the end of someone's name to mean Sir, Miss, ect

E

e to sa: [slang] used when trying to think of what to say (similar to: Hmm let me see)

F

fune: [noun] boat, ship
fushigi: [adjective] mysterious

G

gaki: [noun] kid, brat
gakidomo: [noun] (roughly) those damn kids

H

hime: [noun] princess, young lady of noble birth

I

inu: [noun] dog
itsumo: [noun] always

J

jin: [noun] person, people from a certain place (example: amerikajin = americans)

K

kanchou: [noun, pronoun] captain (of a military ship)
kanji: [noun] Chinese characters/letters
ken: [noun] sword, dog

M

ma: [noun] demon

N

nan da to: [phrase] what
nani: [noun] what
neko: [noun] cat
ninja: [noun] special type of spys and assassins of Japan

O

omae: [pronoun] you
omae o korosu: [phrase] I will kill you
ore: [pronoun] I, myself

P

pika pika: [adjective, noun] sparkling, glittering

R/L

rabu: [noun] love

S

sama: [suffix] used on the end of someone else's name to denote extreme respect, used on the end of one's own name shows conceit
samurai: [noun] warriors of Japan's feudal era up until Meiji revolution (the kanji for samurai means 'to serve')
senchou: [noun, pronoun] captain (of a non-military ship)
shinobi: [noun] ninja, oftentimes translated as a high ranking or powerful ninja

T

ten: [noun] heaven

U

ue: [noun] above, top
usagi: [noun] rabbit
uso: [noun] lie

W

watashi: [pronoun] I, myself

Y

youkai: [noun] demon
yuugi: [noun] play

Z

zutto: [noun] forever, eternity

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