How to say jack-in-a-box in Japanese



  • box; case; chest; package; pack; crate
  • car (of a train, etc.)
  • shamisen case; shamisen
  • public building; community building - often written as ハコ - colloquialism 箱物
  • man who carries a geisha's shamisen - archaism 箱屋
  • receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces) - archaism

suffix / counter:

  • counter for boxes (or boxed objects)

Example Sentences

My name's Jack.
The cones of the jack pine, for example, do not readily open to release their seeds until they have been subjected to great heat.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
A good Jack makes a good Jill.
They made fun of Jack's haircut.

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