Words Dictionary

General Japanese-English glossary with over 180,000 entries.

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Parts of speech
#n
noun
#nno
-no noun
#npref
prefix noun
#nsuff
suffix noun
#v
verb
#v1
ichidan verb
#v2
nidan verb
#v2l
nidan verb lower
#v2u
nidan verb upper
#v4
yodan verb
#v5
godan verb
#vu
-u verb
#vku
-ku verb
#vgu
-gu verb
#vsu
-su verb
#vtsu
-tsu verb
#vbu
-bu verb
#vnu
-nu verb
#vmu
-mu verb
#vru
-ru verb
#varu
-aru verb
#vsuru
-suru verb
#vzuru
-zuru verb
#viku
-iku ver
#vkuru
-kuru verb
#vkureru
-kureru verb
#virr
irregular verb
#vspec
special class verb
#adj
adjective
#adji
-i adjective
#adjn
-na adjective
#pnadj
pre-noun adjectival
#adjyoi
-yoi adjective
#adv
adverb
#advto
-to adverb
#aux
auxiliary
#auxadj
auxiliary adjective
#conj
conjunction
#copula
copula
#counter
counter
#numeric
numeric
#interj
interjection
#pref
prefix
#suff
suffix
#part
particle
#pron
pronoun
#temp
temporal noun
#archaic
archaic
#expr
expression
#intrans
intransitive verb
#trans
transitive verb
Fields of interest
#anatomy
Anatomy
#architect
Architecture
#astronomy
Astronomy
#baseball
Baseball
#biology
Biology
#botany
Botany
#buddhism
Buddhism
#business
Business
#chemistry
Chemistry
#it
IT
#economy
Economics
#engineer
Engineering
#finance
Finance
#food
Food
#geology
Geology
#law
Law
#linguistics
Linguistics
#ma
Martial Arts
#mahjong
Mahjong
#math
Mathematics
#medicine
Medicine
#military
Military
#music
Music
#physics
Physics
#shinto
Shintō
#shogi
Shōgi
#sport
Sports
#sumo
Sumo
#zoology
Zoology
#geometry
Geometry
Local dialects
#hokkaido
Hokkaidō-ben
#kansai
Kansai-ben
#kanto
Kantō-ben
#kyoto
Kyōto-ben
#kyushu
Kyūshū-ben
#nagano
Nagano-ben
#osaka
Ōsaka-ben
#ryukyu
Ryūkyū-ben
#tohoku
Tōhoku-ben
#tosa
Tosa-ben
#tsugaru
Tsugaru-ben
Loanwords
#afr
Afrikaans
#ain
Ainu
#alg
Algonquian
#amh
Amharic
#grc
Ancient Greek
#ara
Arabic
#bnt
Bantu
#bre
Breton
#bur
Burmese
#chi
Chinese
#chn
Chinook
#dan
Danish
#dut
Dutch
#eng
English
#epo
Esperanto
#est
Estonian
#fil
Filipino
#fin
Finnish
#fre
French
#ger
German
#gre
Greek
#haw
Hawaiian
#heb
Hebrew
#hin
Hindi
#hun
Hungarian
#ice
Icelandic
#ind
Indonesian
#ita
Italian
#khm
Khmer
#kor
Korean
#kur
Kurdish
#lat
Latin
#may
Malay
#mal
Malayalam
#mnc
Manchu
#mao
Maori
#mon
Mongolian
#nor
Norwegian
#per
Persian
#pol
Polish
#por
Portuguese
#rus
Russian
#san
Sanskrit
#som
Somali
#spa
Spanish
#swe
Swedish
#tah
Tahitian
#tam
Tamil
#tha
Thai
#tib
Tibetan
#tur
Turkish
#ota
Turkish (pre 1928)
#urd
Urdu
#vie
Vietnamese
#yid
Yiddish
Various
#abbr
abbreviation
#archaism
archaism
#children
children's language
#colloquial
colloquialism
#derog
derogatory term
#familiar
familiar language
#female
female language
#honorific
honorific language
#humble
humble language
#humor
humorous term
#idiom
idiom
#kana
usually written using kana alone
#male
male language
#manga
manga slang
#obscene
obscure term
#obsolete
obsolete term
#giseigo
onomatopoeia
#poetical
poetical term
#polite
polite language
#proverb
proverb
#quote
quote
#rare
rare term
#rude
rude
#sensitive
sensitive
#slang
slang
#vulgar
vulgar
#yoji
four character idiom

Notice

Word readings in example sentences displayed in furigana are generated by a morphological analyzer software and are not verified by anyone, they can often be wrong.

Credits

The Words dictionary is based on the JMdict project, property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Example sentences come from the Tatoeba project (CC BY 2.0).