Partial results:

とおるtooru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to use (a road); to take (a route); to go via; to go by way of
  • to run (between); to operate (between); to connect - of public transport
  • to go indoors; to go into a room; to be admitted; to be shown in; to be ushered in; to come in
  • to penetrate; to pierce; to skewer; to go through; to come through
  • to permeate; to soak into; to spread throughout
  • to carry (e.g. of a voice); to reach far
  • to be passed on (e.g. of a customer's order to the kitchen); to be relayed; to be conveyed
  • to pass (a test, a bill in the House, etc.); to be approved; to be accepted
  • to go by (a name); to be known as; to be accepted as; to have a reputation for
  • to be coherent; to be logical; to be reasonable; to be comprehensible; to be understandable; to make sense
  • to get across (e.g. of one's point); to be understood
  • to be straight (e.g. wood grain)
  • to be well-informed; to be wise - archaism

suffix / godan ~る verb:

  • to do ... completely; to do ... thoroughly - after the -masu stem of a verb

容易youini試験shikenni通るtooruto思うomou I expect her to pass the examination easily.

法案houanha間違いなくmachigainaku通るtooruyo This bill is safe to pass.

富んでいるtondeiruものmonogakaminokunini入るhairuよりyorihaらくだrakudagaharinoanawo通るtooruhougaもっとmotto易しいyasashii It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

てっていtettei Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • thoroughness; completeness; consistency
  • thorough enforcement; seeing to it that a policy, etc. is carried out without exception

生産性seisanseihaオートメーションOOTOMEESHONno徹底tetteiによってniyotte向上koujouするsuru Production improves by becoming more automatic.

てつやtetsuya Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • staying up all night

watashihaよくyoku徹夜tetsuyaするsuru I often stay up all night.

とおすtoosu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to stick through; to force through
  • to spread throughout; to thoroughly diffuse
  • to make a path between two points
  • to proceed in a logical manner 筋を通す【すじをとおす】
  • to let pass; to allow through
  • to lead (someone) into (a house, room, etc.); to show in
  • to go through (a middleman)
  • to (look, listen) through (a window, wall, etc.)
  • to pass (a law, applicant, etc.)
  • to force to accept; to force agreement
  • to continue (in a state); to persist in
  • to do to the entirety of; to cover all of; to span the whole ...
  • to do from beginning to end without a break - in the form とおして…する
  • to convey (one's ideas, etc.) to the other party
  • to do to the end; to carry through; to complete - after the -te form of a verb

彼女のkanojono反対hantaihaあるarugaそれsorewoやりyari通すtoosuつもりtsumorida I'm going to go through with it in spite of her opposition.

kareha全くmattaku有能yuunoude自分jibunno立場tachibawo守りmamori通すtoosuことができるkotogadekiru He is quite capable and can hold his own.

karehaやりyariたいtaiことkotowo通すtoosuhitoda He is a man who will do what he wants.

てっするtessuru Inflection

~する verb (spec.):

  • to penetrate; to sink in
  • to devote oneself (to); to do intently and exclusively
  • to do throughout (e.g. the night)

大学daigaku出たてdetateno新人shinjinha資料shiryouwo作ったりtsukuttariコピーKOPIIwoとったりtottarito裏方urakata仕事shigotoni徹するtessurunoだろうdarouto勝手にkatteni想像souzouしていたshiteitaのですnodesuga見事にmigotoni裏切られましたuragiraremashita I had imagined that the newbies fresh from university would probably be stuck with all the backstage work - collecting reference material, getting copies and such but I couldn't have been proved more wrong.

こたえるkotaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to respond; to answer; to meet (e.g. demands, expectations) 応える・報える
  • to affect; to take a toll; to strike home; to have an effect on; to be hard on someone (e.g. heat, cold, work, illness, etc.); to be a strain - sometimes 堪える 堪える

あなたanataha御両親goryoushinno期待kitaini応えるkotaeruべきbekida You ought to live up to your parents' hopes.

bokuにはnihasamusagaひどくhidokuこたえるkotaeru I feel the cold very much.

てっていてきtetteiteki Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • thorough; complete

警察keisatsuha徹底的tetteiteki捜査sousawoしようとしてたshiyoutoshiteta The police were heading for a shake down.

てつカラtetsuKARA Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

てっけんtekken Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • seeing clearly; seeing without obstruction; looking into every nook and corner


  • do-or-die resistance; resistance to the bitter end


  • thorough investigation; complete inquiry - four character idiom
てつマンtetsuMAN Inflection

noun / ~する noun:



  • armor piercing ammunition; armour piercing ammunition
てっしょうtesshou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • all night; without sleep


  • thoroughly; through and through - four character idiom

watashiha徹頭徹尾tettoutetsubiあなたanatawo支持shijiしてshiteきましたkimashita I have supported you throughout.

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