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How to say Balls In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
球たま
Pronunciation: tama
How to Say It Outloud: tah-mah
Usage: Commonly used for balls in sports or spheres.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼はサッカーボールを蹴った。
Example Sentence English:He kicked the soccer ball.
KanjiHiragana
玉たま
Pronunciation: tama
How to Say It Outloud: tah-mah
Usage: Used for spherical objects, also can refer to gems or bullets.
Example Sentence Japanese:この玉はとても高価です。
Example Sentence English:This gem is very expensive.
Katakana
ボール
Pronunciation: booru
How to Say It Outloud: boh-roo
Usage: Borrowed word from English, used for sports balls.
Example Sentence Japanese:テニスボールを買いました。
Example Sentence English:I bought a tennis ball.
Pronunciation: kintama
How to Say It Outloud: keen-tah-mah
Usage: Slang for testicles.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼はきんたまを蹴られた。
Example Sentence English:He got kicked in the balls.

Dictionary

睾丸こうがん
Noun
  • testicle; testicles; testes
タマキンタマキン
Noun
  • balls; testicles
たまたまたまたま
Noun
  • testicles; balls
金玉きんたま
Noun
  • testicles; balls; nuts
ノックノックCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • knock; knocking
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • fungo hitting; hitting balls for fielding practice
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • tap; click (e.g. of a retractable pen or mechanical pencil)
Wikipedia definition
  • Knock
四球しきゅうCommon word
Noun
  • base on balls; walk; pass
Wikipedia definition
  • Base on balls
四死球ししきゅうCommon word
Noun
  • bases on balls and pitches striking the batsmen
ボール遊びボールあそび
Noun
  • playing with balls (e.g. football, playing catch, etc.)
陰嚢無しふぐりなし
Noun
  • lacking balls; femininity
Noun
  • guy who lacks balls; cowardly man
球拾いたまひろい
Noun
  • retrieving balls (during a practice session; in tennis, baseball, etc.); acting as ball boy
Noun
  • ball boy; player (in a tennis club, etc.) assigned the role of ball boy
摘入つみれ
Noun
  • fish balls; fish dumplings
跪座きざ
Noun
Suru verb
  • kneeling with the balls of the feet on the floor and sitting on one's heels
浮き足うきあし
Noun
  • standing on the balls of the feet; unsteady step
Noun
  • being unsettled; being restless; being ready to flee
Noun
  • high volatility (in the market); severe fluctuation
フォアボールフォアボールCommon word
Noun
  • base on balls; walk; pass
ごま団子ごまだんご
Noun
  • goma dango; sesame balls
軟式テニスなんしきテニス
Noun
  • soft tennis (variant of tennis played with a soft rubber ball)
カウントカウントCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • count; counting
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • count of balls and strikes
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • count (after a knock-down)
Noun
  • count (of radioactivity)
ボールカウントボールカウント
Noun
  • count of balls and strikes
Wikipedia definition
  • Count (baseball)
球きゅうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • sphere; globe; ball; bulb
Noun
  • ball; sphere
Counter
  • counter for pitches
玉入れたまいれ
Noun
  • tama-ire; game in which two teams throw as many balls as possible into a basket atop a high pole (usu. played at school sports festivals)

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