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How to say Car In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
車くるま
Pronunciation: kuruma
How to Say It Outloud: koo-roo-mah
Usage: Common word for car or vehicle
Example Sentence Japanese:私は新しい車を買いました。
Example Sentence English:I bought a new car.
KanjiHiragana
自動車じどうしゃ
Pronunciation: jidousha
How to Say It Outloud: jee-doh-shah
Usage: Formal term for automobile
Example Sentence Japanese:自動車工場で働いています。
Example Sentence English:I work at an automobile factory.
Katakana
カー
Pronunciation: kaa
How to Say It Outloud: kaa
Usage: Loanword from English, often used in advertising and casual speech
Example Sentence Japanese:新しいカーを買うつもりです。
Example Sentence English:I plan to buy a new car.

Dictionary

自動車じどうしゃCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • car; automobile; motorcar; motor vehicle; auto
Wikipedia definition
  • Automobile
車くるまCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • car; automobile; vehicle
Noun
  • wheel; castor; caster
カーカーCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • car
Wikipedia definition
  • Kerr
箱はこCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • box; case; chest; package; pack; crate
Noun
  • car (of a train, etc.)
Noun
  • shamisen case; shamisen
Noun
  • public building; community building
Noun
  • man who carries a geisha's shamisen
Noun
  • receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces)
Suffix
Counter
  • counter for boxes (or boxed objects)
Wikipedia definition
  • Box
乗用車じょうようしゃCommon word
Noun
  • (passenger) car; automobile
レンタカーレンタカーCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • rental car; rent-a-car; hire car; hired car
Noun
  • car rental agency; car hire agency; hire car agency
Wikipedia definition
  • Car rental
駐車場ちゅうしゃじょうCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • parking lot; car park; carpark; parking garage
Wikipedia definition
  • Parking lot
車庫しゃこCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • garage; carport; depot (for trains, buses, etc.); carbarn
Wikipedia definition
  • Garage (house)
パトカーパトカーCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • patrol car; police car; squad car; cruiser
中古車ちゅうこしゃCommon word
Noun
  • used car; secondhand car
Wikipedia definition
  • Used car
四輪車よんりんしゃCommon word
Noun
  • automobile; car
Wikipedia definition
  • Quadricycle
外車がいしゃCommon word
Noun
  • foreign-made car; imported car
Noun
  • paddle wheel
ドライブドライブCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • drive; trip by car; driving
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • to (go for a) drive; to go on a trip by car
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • to drive (e.g. a car)
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • to drive (innovation, change, etc.); to propel
Noun
  • drive
Wikipedia definition
  • Drive
日本車にほんしゃ
Noun
  • Japanese car; car of Japanese make
Wikipedia definition
  • Automotive industry in Japan
貨車かしゃCommon word
Noun
  • freight car; van
Wikipedia definition
  • Goods wagon
スポーツカースポーツカーCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • sports car
Wikipedia definition
  • Sports car
相乗りあいのりCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • riding together; sharing a car (taxi, etc.); ridesharing
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • doing in collaboration
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • backing of the same candidate by different political parties
Wikipedia definition
  • Carpool
山車だし
Noun
  • parade float; festival float
Wikipedia definition
  • Float (parade)
車種しゃしゅCommon word
Noun
  • car model
Noun
  • type of (wheeled) vehicle; vehicle classification
パトロールカーパトロールカー
Noun
  • patrol car; police car; squad car
Wikipedia definition
  • Police car

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