もとmoto

noun:

  • origin; source - usu. 元
  • base; basis; foundation; root - esp. 基
  • cause - also 因, 原
  • ingredient; material - esp. 素
  • (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  • original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  • (plant) root; (tree) trunk
  • first section of a waka 和歌

counter:

  • counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)

noun:

  • handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip

憲政kenseino危機kikiga始まったhajimattanohaこのようなkonoyouna状況joukyounoもとmotoであったdeatta It was under these circumstances that the constitutional crisis began.

このkonoシステムSHISUTEMUnoもとmotodeha生徒seitoha交替koutaide教えoshieあいaiお互いにotagaini助け合わtasukeawaなければなりませんnakerebanarimasen The basis of this system is that the students must take turns in teaching, they have to help each other.

そのsono事務員jimuinha過労karougaもとmotode死んだshinda The clerk died from overwork.

karehaなぜnazetsumaga彼のkarenoもとmotowo去ったsattanokaわからなかったwakaranakatta He had no idea why his wife left him.

もとmoto

noun / ~の noun / adverbial noun / prefix noun:

  • former; ex-; past; one-time

やってyatteしまったshimattaことkotohamotoni戻らないmodoranai What is done cannot be undone.

げんgen

noun:

  • unknown (e.g. in an equation) - Mathematics term
  • element (of a set) - Mathematics term
  • yuan (monetary unit of China)
  • Yuan dynasty (China)
ユアンYUAN

noun:

Kanji definition:

ゲンGENガンGANもとmoto

beginning; former time; origin

Strokes:
4
Radical:
儿 legs
SKIP:
2-1-3
UTF:
5143
JIS208:
24-21
Nanori:
ちかchikaはじめhajimeはるharuゆきyukiよしyoshi
Hangul:
원 [weon]
Pinyin:
yuán
Stroke order:
Example words:
地元じもとjimoto
home area; home town; / local
元首げんしゅgenshu
ruler; sovereign
もとmoto
origin; source; / base; basis; foundation; root; / cause; / ingredient; material; / (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location; / original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); / (plant) root; (tree) trunk; / first section of a waka; / counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry); / handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
元気げんきgenki
lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited; / healthy; well; fit; in good health
元日がんじつganjitsu
New Year's Day

Partial results:

げんきgenki Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited
  • healthy; well; fit; in good health

こんにちはkonnichihaロジャーROJAAとってもtottemo元気genkiyo Hi, Roger. I'm pretty good!

もともとmotomoto

adverb / ~の noun:

  • originally; by nature; from the start

彼らkareraha元々motomotoあったatta文明bunmeiwo破壊hakaiしたshita They destroyed the native civilization.

げんしゅgenshu

noun:

  • ruler; sovereign
がんねんgannen

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • first year (of a specific reign)
げんそgenso

noun / ~の noun:

  • chemical element

元素genso記号kigouha水素suisowoあらわすarawasu The chemical symbol H expresses hydrogen.

がんらいganrai

adverb:

  • originally; essentially; naturally; by nature; really; actually
  • in the first place; to begin with

元来ganraiフットボールFUTTOBOORUとはtohaポロPOROのようにnoyouniumani乗ってnotte行われるokonawareru競技kyougitoha違ってchigatteashideボールBOORUwo使ってtsukatte行われるokonawareru競技kyouginoことkotoでしたdeshita Football originally meant "a game played with a ball on foot" - unlike a game played on horseback, such as polo.

がんじつganjitsuがんにちgannichi

noun:

  • New Year's Day

元日ganjitsuni神社jinjahe参拝sanpaiするsuru日本人nipponjinha多いooi On New Year's Day many Japanese go to the shrine to worship.

がんぽんganponげんぽんgenpon

noun:

  • principal (invest.); capital
げんごうgengou

noun:

  • era name
がんたんgantan

noun:

  • New Year's Day - colloquialism 元日
  • New Year's morning; morning of New Year's Day - orig. meaning

一年nokeiha元旦gantanniありari New Year's Day is the key to the year.

もとよりmotoyori

adverb:

  • from the beginning; from the first; all along; originally
  • of course

MPEG-4 AVC録画rokugano実力jitsuryokuテストTESUTO使いtsukaiやすyasusahaもとよりmotoyori画質gashitsu音質onshitsuno実力jitsuryokumo高いtakai MPEC-4 AVC recording practical test: It was always easy to use, now the picture and sound quality is high too.

低賃金teichingin劣悪なretsuakuna労働条件roudoujouken一方的なippoutekina首切りkubikiriなどnadono経済keizai労働問題roudoumondaihaもとよりmotoyori各種kakushuno人道的jindouteki問題mondaiまでもmademo引き起こしているhikiokoshiteiru Of course, they are suffering from terrible working conditions such as low wages and arbitrary layoffs, as well as from various forms of discrimination.

げんろくgenroku

noun:

  • Genroku era (1688.9.30-1704.3.13)
げんすいgensui

noun:

  • (field) marshal; (fleet) admiral; general of the army
げんきょうgenkyouがんきょうgankyouirr.old

noun:

  • ringleader; main culprit
  • main cause; source
がんそganso

noun / ~の noun:

  • originator; founder; pioneer; inventor
げんかgenka

noun:

  • cost price

我々warewareha原価genkawo最小限saishougenni下げsageないといけないnaitoikenai We have to reduce the cost to a minimum.

げんろうgenrou

noun:

  • elder statesman; doyen; old-timer; authority
  • Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)
がんきんgankinもときんmotokin

noun / ~の noun:

  • capital; principal
がんりganriげんりgenri

noun:

  • principal and interest

国債発行kokusaihakkouga高水準kousuijunなのでnanodeそれらsorerano元利ganri支払shiharaiコストKOSUTOga増加zoukaするsuruだろうdarou Given a high level of bond issues, the cost to service them will increase.

もとでmotode

noun:

  • funds; capital; stock

既にsudeni元手motodegaあるaruto金儲けkanemoukegaよりyori容易youiniなるnaru It's easier to make money when you already have some.

もとちょうmotochou

noun:

  • ledger
もとどおりmotodoori Inflection

adjectival noun / temporal noun:

  • as before; as ever

彼女kanojohaもと通りmotodoori元気genkiになったninatta She is herself again.

もとじめmotojime

noun:

  • manager; boss; controller; promoter
もとかたmotokata

noun:

  • capitalist; wholesaler
もとにもどすmotonimodosu Inflection

expression / godan ~す verb:

  • to go back to the start; to reset; to restore; to return to the point (of a discussion); to return something (that has been moved) to previous place; to reconstitute

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