How to say jar in Japanese



  • jar; pot; vase
  • dice cup
  • depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall)
  • target (when aiming an arrow) - archaism
  • (figurative) bull's-eye - usually written using kana alone 思うつぼ
  • key point (of a conversation, etc.) - usually written using kana alone
  • acupuncture point; moxibustion point - usually written using kana alone
  • nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.) - often ツボ - usually written using kana alone

Example Sentences

I caught my son stealing from a cookie jar.
I wanted some salt, but there was none in the jar.
There are some cookies in the jar.
Is there much sugar in the jar?
This jar can hold two liters of hot water.

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