去: to go; leave

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music | No Comments
 

去 qù

verb | adverb
: to go; to go to (a place)
: to leave; to depart
: (of a time etc) last
: just passed
: to send
: to remove; to get rid of; to reduce
: to be apart from in space or time
: to die (euphemism)
: to play (a part)
: (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do something
: (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker)
: (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)

Kun Reading

去る | さる saru

godan verb with ru ending | intransitive verb
: to leave; to go away
: to pass; to elapse
: to be distant
: to send away; to drive off; to divorce
: (after a -masu stem, esp. of a suru verb) … completely
: (Pre-noun adjectival) last … (e.g. “last April”)

去ぬ | いぬ inu

godan verb with nu ending
: (Archaism) to go
: to pass (of time)
: to die
: to go bad; to rot
: (Kansai dialect) to go home

去なす | いなす inasu

godan verb with nu ending
: to parry; to sidestep; to let go; to chase away

On Reading

キョ kyo、 コ ko

Read More

替: to substitute

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning
 

替 tì

preposition
: to substitute for; to take the place of; to replace
: for; on behalf of
: to stand in for

Kun Reading

替え | かえ kae

noun
: change; alteration; substitute; spare; proxy
: rate of exchange

替り OR 替わり OR 代わり | かわり kawari

noun | no-adjective
: substitute; replacement; substituting; replacing
: stand-in; proxy; alternate; deputy; relief; successor
: compensation; exchange; return
: second helping; another cup; seconds
: (Abbreviation) upcoming program

替る OR 替わる | かわる kawaru

godan verb with ru ending | intransitive verb
: to succeed; to relieve; to replace
: to take the place of; to substitute for; to take over for; to represent
: to be exchanged; to change (places with); to switch

替り | がわり gawari

noun
: substitute for …

替える OR 換える | かえる kaeru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to replace
: to exchange; to interchange
: to substitute

On Reading

タイ tai

Read More

命: life; fate

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

命 mìng

noun | verb
: life; fate
: order or command
: to assign a name, title etc

Kun Reading

命 | いのち inochi

noun
: life; life force
: lifetime; lifespan
: most important thing; foundation; core
: (Archaism) paired tattoos of the “life” kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love)
: (Archaism) fate; destiny; karma

命 | みこと mikoto

noun
: (after the name of a god or a noble) Lord; Highness
: (Archaism) (Derogatory) you

On Reading

命 | めい mei

noun
: command; decree
: life
: destiny

ミョウ myou

Read More

由: reason; from

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

由 yóu

preposition
: to follow
: from
: it is for…to
: reason; cause; because of; due to
: to
: to leave it (to somebody)
: by (introduces passive verb)

Kun Reading

由 | よし yoshi

noun
: reason; significance; cause

由る OR 因る | よる yoru

godan verb with ru ending | intransitive verb
: (Usually written using kana alone) to be due to; to be caused by
: to depend on; to turn on
: to be based on; to come from

On Reading

ユ yu、 ユウ yuu、 ユイ yui

Read More

社: society

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

社 shè

noun
: society
: group; club
: agency
: (old) god of the land

Kun Reading

社 | やしろ yashiro

noun
: shrine (usually Shinto)

On Reading

社 | しゃ sha

noun | noun suffix
: (Abbreviation) company; association; society
: regional Chinese god of the earth (or a village built in its honor); () counter for companies, shrines, etc.

Read More

吳: name of warring state; surname

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

吳 [吴] wú

noun
: (Chinese surname)
: area comprising southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shanghai
: name of states in Southern China at different historical periods

Kun Reading

呉れる | くれる kureru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to give; to let one have; to do for one; to be given

呉りゃる | くりゃる kuryaru

auxiliary verb | godan verb with ru ending | transitive verb
: to receive from another

On Reading

ゴ go

Read More

保: to protect

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

保 bǎo

verb
: to defend; to protect
: to keep
: to guarantee; to ensure
: Bulgaria; Bulgarian; abbr. for 保加利亚

Kun Reading

保つ | たもつ tamotsu

godan verb with tu ending | transitive verb
: to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to support; to sustain; to last; to endure
: to keep well (Food term)
: to wear well; to be durable

On Reading

ホ ho、ホウ hou

Read More

如: as if, like

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

如 rú

verb | preposition | conjunction
: as; as if
: if; supposing
: such as, like

Kun Reading

如 | ごと goto

adverbial noun
: like; similar to; same as

如く | しく shiku

godan verb with ku ending | intransitive verb
: (Archaism) to match; to equal
: to catch up with; to overtake

如し | ごとし gotoshi

noun | suffix
: like; as if; the same as

如き | ごとき gotoki

noun | suffix
: like; similar to; same as

如く | ごとく gotoku

adverb
: like; similar to; same as

On Reading

如 | にょ nyou

noun | buddhist term
: tathata (the ultimate nature of all things)

ジョ jo

Read More