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How to say Child In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
子供こども
Pronunciation: こども
How to Say It Outloud: kodomo
Usage: General term for child
Example Sentence Japanese:あの子供はとても元気です。
Example Sentence English:That child is very energetic.
KanjiHiragana
小児しょうに
Pronunciation: しょうに
How to Say It Outloud: shōni
Usage: Medical term for young child, often used in pediatrics
Example Sentence Japanese:小児科に子供を連れて行きます。
Example Sentence English:I am taking my child to the pediatrician.
KanjiHiragana
児童じどう
Pronunciation: じどう
How to Say It Outloud: jidō
Usage: Often used in a formal or legal context to refer to children
Example Sentence Japanese:児童図書館に行きます。
Example Sentence English:I'm going to the children's library.
KanjiHiragana
赤ん坊あかんぼう
Pronunciation: あかんぼう
How to Say It Outloud: akanbō
Usage: Specifically refers to a baby, infant
Example Sentence Japanese:赤ん坊が泣いています。
Example Sentence English:The baby is crying.

Dictionary

子供こどもCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • child; children
Wikipedia definition
  • Child
子こCommon wordjlpt-n4jlpt-n1
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • child; kid; teenager; youngster; young (non-adult) person
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • (one's) child; offspring
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • young woman
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • young (animal)
Noun
  • offshoot
Noun
  • interest
Noun
  • new share
Noun
  • player who is not a dealer
Noun
  • young geisha; young prostitute
Noun
  • bird egg
Noun, used as a suffix
  • -er (often of young women)
少年しょうねんCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • boy
Noun
  • juvenile; child
Wikipedia definition
  • Boy
迷子まいごCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • lost child; lost person; stray child; missing child
坊やぼうやjlpt-n2
Noun
  • boy; son; child
Noun
  • mere boy; stripling; greenhorn
お子さんおこさん
Noun
  • child
砂利じゃりCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • gravel; ballast; pebbles
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • child; rugrat; ankle-biter
お子様おこさまCommon word
Noun
  • (another's) child
Noun
  • child; kid
子宝こだから
Noun
  • the treasure that is children; child
男の子おとこのこCommon wordjlpt-n5
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • boy; son; baby boy
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • young man
甘えん坊あまえんぼう
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • wheedling child; spoiled child (spoilt); pampered child; child who always demands attention
子役こやくCommon word
Noun
  • child actor; child actress
Noun
  • child's role (in a film, play, etc.); child's part
Wikipedia definition
  • Child actor
子育てこそだてCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • child rearing; child raising; raising children; parenting
Wikipedia definition
  • Parenting
小人しょうにんCommon word
Noun
  • child (esp. one of elementary school age or younger)
神童しんどう
Noun
  • child prodigy; infant genius; wonder child
Wikipedia definition
  • Child prodigy
幼児ようじCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • young child; toddler
Noun
  • child over 1 but not yet of school age
末っ子すえっこCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • youngest child
小孩児しょうがいじ
Noun
  • child
子種こだね
Noun
  • child; offspring; issue
Noun
  • sperm; (one's) seed
砂利子じゃりんこ
Noun
  • child; brat; tomboy

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