なにnaniなんnan

pronoun:

  • what

prefix:

  • how many なん - followed by a counter 何か月
  • large number of; many なん - followed by (optional number), counter and も 何度も何日も

noun:

  • you-know-what; that

expression:

  • whatsit; what's the expression; what do you call them

interjection:

  • what? - expressing surprise
  • hey! - expressing anger or irritability

imanoアナウンスANAUNSUhananiだったdattaのですnodesuka What did the announcement just say?

何度も何domoやめましょうyamemashouyoto言ったittaのにnoninanihaimoワインWAINwo飲み干しnomihoshi--ご覧の通りgorannotoori酔っ払ってyopparatteハイHAIになってninatteしまったshimattanoであるdearu I kept saying "Let's stop" but she drained cup after cup of wine -- and now, as you can see, she's completely drunk.

naniしてるshiteruno What're you doing?

Kanji definition:

KAなにnaniなんnanなに~nani なん~nan

what

Strokes:
7
Radical:
人亻 human
SKIP:
3-4-3
UTF:
4f55
JIS208:
18-31
Nanori:
あがaga
Hangul:
하 [ha]
Pinyin:
hé / hè
Stroke order:
Example words:
なにnani
what; / how many; / large number of; many; / you-know-what; that; / whatsit; what's the expression; what do you call them; / what?; / hey!
何かなにかnanika
something
何度なんどnando
how many times?; how often?
何もなにもnanimo
nothing (with neg. verbs); not any; / and everything else (with noun plus "mo"); all
何よりなによりnaniyori
most; best; above all

Partial results:

いつitsu

adverbial noun:

  • when; how soon

いつitsu旅行ryokouniおいでになりますoideninarimasuka When will you go on a journey?

いつもitsumo

adverb / noun:

  • always; usually; every time
  • never - with neg. verb

いつもitsumo妙ちくりんなmyouchikurinnaことkotoばっかりbakkari書いてるkaiteruもんだからmondakaraきっとkittoコメントKOMENTOしにくいshinikuindawa I'm always writing strange things, so I'm sure it's difficult to comment on.

watashiha日曜日nichiyoubiにはnihaいつもitsumoieniいないinai I'm never at home on Sundays.

どなたdonata

noun:

  • who? - honorific language

どなたdonataですかdesuka」「お母さんokaasanyo "Who is it?" "It's your mother."

どこかdokokaどっかdokkairr.

expression / noun / adverb:

  • somewhere; anywhere; in some respects

どこかdokokani電話denwahaありませんarimasenka Is there a telephone anywhere?

なにぶんnanibun

noun / ~の noun:

  • some; any; (a) little; of some kind; of some sort

adverb:

  • please
  • anyway; anyhow; at any rate; after all

なにぶんnanibunこんなkonna辺ぴなhenpinamurani住んでいるsundeiruのでnodeめったにmettanikyakuha来ないkonai Living as I do in a remote village, I seldom have visitors.

なによりnaniyori

expression / ~の noun / adverb / noun:

  • most; best; above all

何よりnaniyorimoまずmazu健康kenkouでなければならないdenakerebanaranai Above all, we must be healthy.

なんてnante

noun or verb acting prenominally / adverb:

  • how ..!; what ..!
  • what (questioning)

なんてnante大きなookinainunanでしょうdeshou What a big dog!

なんなりnannari

noun:

  • any; anything; whatever
なんどnando

noun:

  • how many times?; how often?

そのsono評判のhyoubannoよくないyokunai政治家seijikaha演説enzetsuchuuniなんどnandoとなくtonakuおおぜいのoozeino人たちhitotachiからkara笑いものwaraimononiされたsareta The unpopular politician was frequently given the razz by the crowd during his speech.

なんかいnankai

noun:

  • how many times?
なんらnanraなにらnaniraobs.

adverb / noun:

  • whatever; what; what sort of; any kind of
  • nothing whatever (with neg. verb)

今までimamadenoところtokoroha何らnanra結果kekkawo得ていないeteinai The old place has not obtained the result at all.

なんじゅうnanjuu

noun:

  • several tens
なんぜんnanzen

noun:

  • many thousands
なにものnanimono

noun:

  • who; what kind of person

何ものnanimonoにもnimoましてmashitewatashiha健康kenkouになりninariたいtai Above all, I want to be healthy.

なにごとnanigoto

noun:

  • what; something; everything
  • nothing (with neg. verb)
  • something or other; unspecified matter

何事nanigotoにせよniseyo最善を尽くしsaizenwotsukushiなさいnasai You should do your best in everything.

彼のkareno信念shinnenha何事nanigotoにもnimo揺るがなかったyuruganakatta Nothing could sway his conviction.

なんびゃくnanbyaku

noun:

  • hundreds
いつごろitsugoro

temporal noun:

  • about when; how soon
どのくらいdonokuraiどのぐらいdonogurai

expression / adverbial noun:

治療chiryouga終わるowaruまでmadeni総額sougakuどのくらいdonokuraiかかりますkakarimasuka About how much will I have to pay for all the treatments?

どのへんdonohen

expression / adverbial noun:

  • whereabout; about where
  • how much
どのようdonoyou Inflection

expression / adjectival noun:

  • what sort; what kind
なんというnantoiuなんとゆうnantoyuu

expression / noun or verb acting prenominally / adverb:

  • how (beautiful, etc.)

なんというnantoiuばかげたbakageta考えkangaeda What an absurd idea!

どれくらいdorekuraiどれぐらいdoregurai

expression / adverbial noun:

このkono都市toshino面積mensekihaどれくらいdorekuraika What is the area of this city?

なんねんnannen

noun:

  • what year; how many years
どなたかdonataka

noun:

なんじnanjiなんどきnandoki

noun:

  • what time

薬局yakkyokuha何時itsuまでmade開いていますhiraiteimasuka Until what time does your pharmacy stay open?

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