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A Few Japanese Words



          A

Ahiru: duck (as in animal)
Ai: love (aino = of love)
Anata no gumai baka, shinde!: You are a stupid fool, die!
Ano: um..."
Ao: blue
Ara: oh
Arigato gozaimasu: Thank you very much 
Arigato: thank-you/thanks
Attama: head

          B
Ba: place
Baka: stupid, idiot, fool
Bento(obento): sort of like a lunch box
Bishoujo: pretty or petite
Boushi: hat

          C
Causa: mom
-Chan: used between good girl friends, an adult to a child or denotes affection 
Chi: earth
Chibi: little, small, runt, dwarf
Chou: very

          D
Daijobu: I'm fine
Desu: is/are/am wa desu = I am 
Dochirache: how are you?
Do itamashite: you're welcome
Domo arigato: thank you/many thanks
Domo arigato gozaimasu: thanks very much (polite) 
Doomo: Thanks (Only with people you know well)
Doo itashimashite: you're welcome
Doozo: please go ahead/ be my guest (used when offering something)
Dosa: dad
Dozo yorishiku: pleased to meet you

          E
Ecchi: pervert
Ee genki desu: yes, I'm fine.

          F
Fuku: costume/costumes or uniform, outfit

          G
Gambate: good luck!
Gambare: go for it
Ginga: Milky Way 
Ginzuishou: Illusion Silver Crystal, in dub Empyrean Silver Crystal
Gomen: sorry
Gomen nasai: very sorry 

          H
Hadoken: fireball
Hai: yes, okay, right
Henge: transform
Henshin yo: transform or costume
Hentai: perverted
Hi: fire (hino = of fire) or ice
Hoshi: star
Hotaru: firefly

          I
Iie: no
Ima nan-ji desu ka: What time is it now??
Imouto: younger sister
Irasshimase: welcome 

          J
Ja ne/ja matta/matta ne: see you later
Ja mata: good-bye
Juku: cram school

          K
Kakoii: cool
Kawaii: cute
Kekko desu: Thank you/ No thank you (depends on the situation)
Ki: tree, wood (kino = of wood) 
Kokoro: heart
Konbanha (konbanwa): good evening
Koneko: kitten
Kono: this
Konnichiwa: Hi, Hello, good day/good afternoon
Kore: this
Kowaii: I'm scared
-Kun: denotes friendship or respect (used for boys)
Kurai: dark
Kuro: black
Kuruma: car

          M
Mandekeo: kaleidoscope
Manga: Japanese comics
Matte: wait, stop
Maji: really
Meri kurisumasu!: Merry Christmas! 
Minna: group of people, guys, everybody 
Minna wa doko?: where is everybody?
Mitai: look
Mizu: water (mizuno = of water)
Moshi moshi: greeting when anwering the phone, hello
Musabetsu kakuto ryuu: anything goes style

          N
Nani: what? or huh?
Nani kore?: what's this?
Ne: eh, right, ok (I'm not sure)
Neko: cat
Neo: new
Nezumi: mouse
Niji: rainbow
No: of (possessive) (ai no message = message of love) 
Nyuugaku-shiki: an entrance ceremony at japanese universities

          O
Obento: lunch
Odango: dumpling
Odanga atama: dumpling head or meatball head
Ofuda: a ward, anti-evil scroll of paper
O-genki desu ka: How are you? (how is your health)
Ohaiyo: good morning
Ohayoo: 'morning
Ohayoo gozaimasu: good morning (respectful)
Ohisashiburi desu ne: it's been a while
Okagesamade genki desu: Thanks to you I'm fine(very respectful)
Onee-san: older sister
Oneisama: sister
Onna/shoujo: girl
Otemba: tomboy
Oyasumi: 'nite
Oyasumi nasai: good night

          P
Purezento: present 

          R
Rensha-happa-dan: rapid fire blasting shot/rapid fire explosive blast missile

          S
-Sama: suffix for master, Mr., Mrs.
-San: Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss (sort of. It's all that and more rolled into one. 
Sayonara: good-bye
-Sensei: teacher, principal
Senshi: scouts/warrior/solider
Setsu: season/time
Shabon: soap
Shibaraku desu ne: long time no see
Shiro: white
Shitajiki: pencil board
Shojo: word pertaining to girls' comics 
Shoujo/onna: girl
Soredemo: still
Sukoi(suteki?): cool
Sugoi: cool, pretty, wonderful
Sumimasen: *really* sorry/please excuse me

          T
Taihen: How awful 
Tanjobi Omedeto: Happy Birthday
Tenchi: heaven and earth
Tenshi: angel
Tomadotchi: friend
Tonakai: reindeer 
Tsubasa: wing
Tsuki: moon (tsukino = of the moon)
Tuzuku: continue

          U
Umi: ocean
Unmei: fate
Urusai: shut up
Usagi: rabbit, bunny

          W
Wa: is
Wa baka desu: is a idiot/fool
Warui: bad
Watashi: I

          Y
Yamero: stop
Yamero nasai: please stop
Yatta: Japanese cheer almost like 'Hooray'
Yoi: good
Youma: monster, demon
Yuki: snow 
Yume: dream




people now know a few basic words in Japanese
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