ことkotoこんkonold

noun:

  • thing; matter
  • incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  • circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  • work; business; affair
  • after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to

suffix noun:

noun / suffix noun:

  • alias; aka; nickname; alternative name; also known as - esp. as AことB or AとはBのことだ (A alias, B formal)

watashiha今夜kon'ya話すhanasuことkotoになっているninatteiru I am due to speak tonight.

そんなsonna事実jijitsuniまったくmattaku悪びれるwarubireruことkotoなくnaku千歳chitoseha今日kyoumo元気genkini過ごしてsugoshiteおりますorimasu Without flinching from that fact in the slightest, Chitose is spending today as well in fine spirit.

「U.F.Oとはtohananiwo表しているarawashiteiruno」「未確認飛行物体mikakuninhikoubuttainoことkotodato思うomou "What does U.F.O. stand for?" "It means Unidentified Flying Object, I guess."

ことkotoことkotoそうsou

noun:

  • koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
  • stringed instrument こと - archaism
  • zheng (Chinese zither); guzheng 箏・筝

彼女kanojohakinwo弾くhikuことkotogaとてもtotemo好きsukida She likes to play the koto very much.

げんgenことkoto

noun:

  • word; remark; statement

彼のkarenogenni従って従tte行動koudouするsurunohaりこうrikouではないdehanai It is not wise to go by his word.

ことkoto

noun:

  • ancient city; former capital

このkono古都kotoni何かnanika新しいatarashiiものmonogaあるaruことkotohaだれdareでもdemo知っているshitteiru Everyone knows that there is something new in this old capital.

ことkoto Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • patching up (e.g. a failure); covering up (e.g. a mistake); glossing over
ことkotoke Inflection

noun / adjectival noun / prefix noun:

  • difference (from one another); different thing; other こと - archaism

adjectival noun:

  • unusual; extraordinary
ごとgotoことkotoobs.もころmokoroobs.もころmokoroobs.

adverbial noun:

  • like; similar to; same as 如し

Partial results:

ことしkotoshiこんねんkonnen

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • this year

今年kotoshino暑いatsuinatsuにはniha耐えられませんtaeraremasen I can't stand this hot summer.

ことばkotobaけとばketobaobs.ことばkotoba

noun:

  • language; dialect 言語
  • word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark 単語
  • speech; (manner of) speaking
  • learning to speak; language acquisition

言葉kotobano一面ha伝達dentatsuしようとするshiyoutosuru意志ishiであるdearutokareha言うiu "One aspect of language is an intent to communicate," he says.

言葉kotobaga出てdeteこなかったkonakatta Words failed me.

こういったkouitta言葉kotoba使いzukaihakareno人格jinkakuni合わないawanai Such language doesn't harmonize with his character.

じこjikoことゆえkotoyueobs.

noun:

  • accident; incident; trouble
  • circumstances; reasons

そのsono事故jikoについてnitsuitekareni質問shitsumonしたshita I asked him about the accident.

oldじてんjitenことばてんkotobatenことばてんkotobaten

noun:

  • dictionary; lexicon

watashihaいつもitsumo辞典jitenwosatsu手元temotoni置いていますoiteimasu I always keep three dictionaries at hand.

ことりkotori

noun:

  • small bird; little bird

小鳥kotoriたちtachihaたのしtanoshiそうにsouniさえずっていますsaezutteimasu The birds are singing merrily.

ことわざkotowaza

noun:

  • proverb; saying; aphorism; maxim

このkonoことわざkotowazaga使われるtsukawarerunowo聞いたkiita事がありますkotogaarimasu I have heard this proverb used.

ことばづかいkotobazukai使 Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • speech; expression; wording; language

言葉遣いkotobazukaiにはnihaいつもitsumo気をつけるkiwotsukeruべきbekiですdesu You should always be careful in your speech.

じぎょうjigyouことわざkotowaza

noun:

  • project; enterprise; business; industry; operations; venture; service
  • act; deed; conduct ことわざ 仕業【しわざ】

彼のkareno事業jigyouhaどんどんdondon伸びているnobiteiru His business is growing rapidly.

ことがらkotogara

noun:

  • matter; thing; affair; circumstance

君のkimino関するkansuru事柄kotogaraではないdehanai That is no business of yours.

ことづてkotozute

noun:

  • (oral) message; declaration; hearsay; rumour; rumor
寿ことぶきkotobukiold

noun:

  • congratulations; felicitations; best wishes
  • longevity; long life
じてんjitenことてんkototen

noun:

  • encyclopedia; cyclopedia

そのsono事典jitenhayaku50万gono単語tangowo収めosameteいるiru The dictionary contains about half a million words.

ことによるkotoniyoru Inflection

expression / noun or verb acting prenominally / godan ~る verb:

expression / godan ~る verb:

  • due to (with modifying verb)

ことによってkotoniyotteha意外igaina結末ketsumatsumoあり得るarieru Depending on how things go, it's possible there'll be a surprise ending.

オーストラリア人OOSUTORARIAjinha全体としてzentaitoshite政治seijiシステムSHISUTEMUga安定anteiしているshiteiruことによるkotoniyoru恩恵onkeini満足manzokuしているshiteiru Australians are, on the whole, pleased with the stabilizing benefits of their political system.

ことわりkotowari

noun:

  • notice; notification; warning
  • permission; consent
  • rejection; refusal; nonacceptance; declination; declining
  • excuse; plea

彼女kanojoha何のnanino断りkotowarimoなしにnashini私のwatashinokurumawo運転untenしたshita She drove my car without so much as asking.

ことうkotou

noun:

  • solitary island

oreha絶海zekkaino孤島kotouno漂流者hyouryuusha I am just a castaway on an island lost at sea.

ことわりがきkotowarigaki

noun:

  • explanatory note
ことばずくなkotobazukunaことばすくなkotobasukunaことばずけなkotobazukenaobs. Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • laconic; of few words; reticent; quiet
ことざkotoza

noun:

  • Lyra (constellation); the Lyre
ことのはkotonohaことのえkotonoe

noun:

  • word - archaism
  • waka (classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka) 和歌
ことばぜめkotobazeme Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • verbal abuse
ことばつきkotobatsuki

noun:

  • speech; expression; wording; language
ことりkotori

noun:

  • (game of) catch-the-child
ことばじりkotobajiri

noun:

  • word ending
  • slip of the tongue
ことばのかべkotobanokabe

noun:

  • language barrier
ことわりかたkotowarikata

noun:

  • way of cutting off

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