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.

Kanji definition:

ゲンGENゴンGONi.uことkoto

say; word

Strokes:
7
Radical:
言訁 speech
SKIP:
2-1-6
UTF:
8a00
JIS208:
24-32
Nanori:
ときtoki
Hangul:
언 [eon]
Pinyin:
yán
Stroke order:
Example words:
言ういうiu
to say; to utter; to declare; / to name; to call; / to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise
発言はつげんhatsugen
statement; remark; observation; utterance; speech; proposal
宣言せんげんsengen
declaration; proclamation; announcement
言葉ことばkotoba
language; dialect; / word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark; / speech; (manner of) speaking; / learning to speak; language acquisition
証言しょうげんshougen
testimony; (verbal) evidence

Partial results:

いうiuゆうyuu Inflection

godan ~う verb:

  • to say; to utter; to declare
  • to name; to call
  • to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise 言う

もちろんmochiron冗談joudanto思ってomottekarehaあっそassoto流していましたnagashiteimashitaけどkedoかなりkanariiyaだったdattaそうsouですdesu。(ってゆうかtteyuuka冗談joudanでもdemoそんなsonnaことkoto言うiuna!) Of course he thought it was a joke and let it slide with a "hm?" but he was seriously annoyed. I mean, just don't say things like that even as a joke!

それでいてsoredeite自分jibunha船乗りfunanoridatoいうiu And he calls himself a sailor.

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.

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.

いわばiwaba

adverb:

  • so to speak; so to call it; as it were

そのsono画家gakahaいわばiwaba永遠のeienno少年shounenda The artist is eternally a boy.

げんごgengoごんごgongoげんきょgenkyoobs.

noun:

  • language - Linguistics term

ドイツ語DOITSUgohaやさしいyasashii言語gengoではありませんdehaarimasen German is not an easy language.

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.

いいだすiidasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to begin to say; to start talking; to broach (a matter); to bring up; to come out with
  • to be the first to say; to suggest (doing); to propose

そんなsonnakotokunga言い出すiidasuとはtohaおもわなかったomowanakattayo I didn't expect that to come from you.

ことづけるkotozukeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to have someone send (a message, parcel, etc.); to send (via someone else); to leave (a message) with someone
  • to use as an excuse; to make a pretext of - archaism
いいつけるiitsukeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to tell (to do); to order; to charge; to direct
  • to tell on (someone); to tattle; to report
  • to often say

saiになるninaru私のwatashinomeiha彼女のkanojonoanini向かってmukatte、「言いつけるiitsukeruyoto言ったitta My seven-year-old niece said to her brother "I'll tell on you."

げんろんgenron

noun:

  • (one's) speech; expression of views; discussion

watashihaあらゆるarayuruhitono言論genronni賛成sanseida I stand for freedom of speech for everyone.

いいわけiiwake Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • excuse
  • explanation

他人taninno悪事akujiwo引き合いhikiaini出してdashite自分jibunno悪事akujino言い訳iiwakewoするsuruことはできないkotohadekinai Two wrongs don't make a right.

ジェーンJEENha自分jibunno言い訳iiwakega正しいtadashiito主張shuchouしたshita Jane insisted that she was right.

ことづてkotozute

noun:

  • (oral) message; declaration; hearsay; rumour; rumor
げんどうgendou

noun:

  • speech and conduct; words and deeds

彼のkareno言動gendouha一致itchiしていないshiteinai His words and deeds do not match.

いいかたiikata

noun:

  • way of talking; speaking style

watashihaそのようなsonoyouna言い方iikatawoしたshitaことkotoga恥ずかしくhazukashiku思っているomotteiru I was ashamed of having said so.

いいわたすiiwatasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to announce; to tell; to sentence; to order
げんきゅうgenkyuu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • reference; allusion

数回バイブルBAIBURUni言及genkyuuするsuru I make several allusions to the Bible.

いいぶんiibun

noun:

  • one's say; one's point
  • complaint; grievance; objection; excuse

kareにはniha彼女kanojoni反論hanronするsuru立派なrippana言い分iibungaあるaru He has a good case against her.

いいかえるiikaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to say in other words; to put another way; to express in different words; to reword; to rephrase

言い換えるiikaeruto世の中yononakaにはnihaいろいろなiroirona人間ningenga必要hitsuyoudaというtoiuことkotoda In other words, it takes all sorts of people to make a world.

いいまわしiimawashi

noun:

  • expression; phraseology

彼のkareno演説enzetsuにはniha数々kazukazunoすばらしいsubarashii言い回しiimawashiga含まれていたfukumareteita His speech contained many fine phrases.

いいなりiinari

noun:

  • doing as one is told; yes-man

karehaすべてsubetetsumano言いなりiinariになっているninatteiru He echoes his wife in everything.

いいかえすiikaesu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to talk back; to answer back; to retort
  • to say over; to repeat words; to say repeatedly

kimihaいつもitsumo言い返すiikaesu You always talk back to me, don't you?

いいあらわすiiarawasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to express (in words)
  • to confess

そのsono物体buttaigaどんなdonnamonoka言い表すiiarawasukotoga出来ますdekimasuka Can you describe the object?

いいわたしiiwatashi

noun:

  • sentence; judgment; judgement; pronouncement; order; command
げんちgenchiげんしつgenshitsuげんしちgenshichi

noun:

  • commitment; pledge; promise

kareha言質genchiwoとられたtorareta He got himself committed to it.

いうまでもないiumademonaiゆうまでもないyuumademonai Inflection

expression / adjective:

  • it goes without saying; there is no need to say so, but of course; it is needless to say; it need scarcely be said

言うまでもないiumademonaiことkotodagaローマROOMAha1日niしてshiteha成らずnarazu It goes without saying that Rome was not built in a day.

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