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How to say Death In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
死しシ
Pronunciation: shi
How to Say It Outloud: shee
Usage: Common term for death
Example Sentence Japanese:彼の死は私たちにとって大きな悲しみでした。
Example Sentence English:His death was a great sorrow for us.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
亡くなるなくなるナクナル
Pronunciation: nakunaru
How to Say It Outloud: nah-koo-nah-roo
Usage: Polite way to say 'die'
Example Sentence Japanese:祖父が亡くなりました。
Example Sentence English:My grandfather has passed away.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
逝去せいきょセイキョ
Pronunciation: seikyo
How to Say It Outloud: say-kyo
Usage: Formal term for death
Example Sentence Japanese:彼の逝去は大きな喪失です。
Example Sentence English:His passing is a great loss.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
死亡しぼうシボウ
Pronunciation: shibou
How to Say It Outloud: shee-boh
Usage: Used in official and medical contexts
Example Sentence Japanese:事故で二人が死亡しました。
Example Sentence English:Two people died in the accident.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
永眠えいみんエイミン
Pronunciation: eimin
How to Say It Outloud: ay-meen
Usage: Literally means 'eternal sleep'; used euphemistically
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は永眠しました。
Example Sentence English:He has passed away.

Dictionary

死しCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • death
Noun
  • (an) out
Noun
  • death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation; most severe of the five ritsuryō punishments)
Wikipedia definition
  • Death
死亡しぼうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death; dying; mortality
死去しきょCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death; decease; passing away
他界たかい
Noun
  • death; the next world
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • to pass away; to die
逝去せいきょ
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death; passing
死神しにがみ
Noun
  • god of death; death deity; Death; Grim Reaper
Wikipedia definition
  • Death (personification)
終わりおわりCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • end; ending; close; conclusion
Noun
  • end of (one's) life; death
生死せいしCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • life and death; life or death
Noun
  • samsara (cycle of death and rebirth)
Noun
  • death
不幸ふこうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • unhappiness; sorrow; misfortune; disaster; accident
Noun
  • death (usu. of a relative); bereavement
死没しぼつ
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death
死刑しけいCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • death penalty; capital punishment
Wikipedia definition
  • Capital punishment
往生おうじょうCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • passing on to the next life
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • giving up a struggle; submission
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • being at one's wits' end; being flummoxed
Noun
  • coercion
死刑囚しけいしゅうCommon word
Noun
  • criminal condemned to death; convict on death row
Wikipedia definition
  • Death row
命日めいにちCommon word
Noun
  • anniversary of a person's death; monthly return of the date of someone's death
Wikipedia definition
  • Death anniversary
辞世じせい
Noun
  • passing away; death
Noun
  • dying words; death poem (poem written during one's final moments)
Wikipedia definition
  • Death poem
棄世きせい
Noun
  • death
長逝ちょうせい
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death; passing
終焉しゅうえんCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • end (of life); death; demise
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • (peacefully) spending one's final years
永逝えいせい
Noun
Suru verb
  • death; dying
帰幽きゆう
Noun
  • death

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