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How to say Die In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
死ぬしぬシヌ
Pronunciation: shinu
How to Say It Outloud: shee-noo
Usage: The verb '死ぬ' (shinu) is the most straightforward way to say 'to die.' It is a standard verb used in many contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は戦争で死んだ。
Example Sentence English:He died in the war.
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: The verb '亡くなる' (nakunaru) is a more polite or respectful way to speak about someone dying. It is often used in more formal settings.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女の祖父が亡くなりました。
Example Sentence English:Her grandfather passed away.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
逝去するせいきょするセイキョスル
Pronunciation: seikyosuru
How to Say It Outloud: say-kyoh-soo-roo
Usage: The term '逝去する' (seikyosuru) is another polite or formal way to say 'to die,' often used in obituaries or formal documents.
Example Sentence Japanese:有名な俳優が逝去しました。
Example Sentence English:A famous actor has passed away.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
死去するしきょするシキョスル
Pronunciation: shikyosuru
How to Say It Outloud: shee-kyoh-soo-roo
Usage: The term '死去する' (shikyosuru) is used in formal contexts to indicate someone's death.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は昨夜、死去しました。
Example Sentence English:He passed away last night.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
息を引き取るいきをひきとるイキヲヒキトル
Pronunciation: iki wo hikitoru
How to Say It Outloud: ee-kee wo hee-kee-toh-roo
Usage: The phrase '息を引き取る' (iki wo hikitoru) is a poetic or euphemistic way to say 'to die,' literally meaning 'to draw one's last breath.'
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女は家族に囲まれて息を引き取りました。
Example Sentence English:She drew her last breath surrounded by family.

Dictionary

死ぬしぬCommon wordjlpt-n5
Godan verb with 'nu' ending
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to pass away
Godan verb with 'nu' ending
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to lose spirit; to lose vigor; to look dead
Godan verb with 'nu' ending
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to cease; to stop
亡くなるなくなるCommon wordjlpt-n4
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to pass away
金型かながた
Noun
  • die
Noun
  • (metal) mold; mould
Wikipedia definition
  • Die (manufacturing)
死亡しぼうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • death; dying; mortality
消えるきえるCommon wordjlpt-n5
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to disappear; to vanish; to go out of sight; to go away; to become lost
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go out (of a fire, light, etc.); to die; to turn off (e.g. of a TV screen)
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to fade (of a feeling, impression, etc.); to vanish (e.g. of hope)
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go away (e.g. of a smell, itchiness, sleepiness); to disappear; to fade away (e.g. of footsteps)
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to wear away (e.g. of an inscription); to rub out (of writing); to fade (e.g. of ink)
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to be lost (e.g. of a tradition); to die out; to disappear
枯れるかれるCommon wordjlpt-n2
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to wither (of a plant); to be blasted; to die
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to mature (of one's personality, abilities, etc.)
眠るねむるCommon wordjlpt-n4
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to sleep
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to rest (in peace); to lie (buried); to sleep (in the grave)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to lie idle (e.g. of resources); to lie unused; to lie untapped; to lie untouched
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to close one's eyes
参るまいるCommon wordjlpt-n4
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to go; to come; to call
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be defeated; to collapse; to die
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be annoyed; to be nonplussed
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be madly in love
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to visit (shrine, grave)
死するしする
Suru verb - special class
Intransitive verb
  • to die
采さい
Noun
  • dice; die
治まるおさまるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to die down (storm, anger, conflict, etc.); to calm down; to cool off; to abate; to be settled; to be brought under control
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be at peace; to be governed well
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to subside (of pain, symptoms, etc.); to be alleviated; to get better; to ease off
絶えるたえるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to die out; to peter out; to become extinct
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to cease; to be stopped; to be discontinued; to be cut off
一天地六いってんちろく
Noun
  • die; dice
逝くいく
Godan verb - Iku/Yuku special class
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to pass away
倒れるたおれるCommon wordjlpt-n4
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to fall (over, down); to collapse; to take a fall; to topple
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to be destroyed (in a collapse); to collapse; to cave in; to crumble; to give away
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to be confined to bed (with an illness); to come down with; to break down (e.g. from overwork)
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to be killed
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go bankrupt (of a company, bank, etc.); to fail; to collapse; to go under
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to be defeated (in a game); to lose
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to fall (of a government, dictator, etc.); to be overthrown
旅立つたびだつCommon word
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to begin a trip; to depart; to embark
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to die; to pass away; to depart this life
骰子さいころ
Noun
  • dice; die
Wikipedia definition
  • Dice
他界たかい
Noun
  • death; the next world
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • to pass away; to die
滅びるほろびるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go to ruin; to go under; to fall; to be destroyed; to die out; to become extinct; to perish
消え失せるきえうせる
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to disappear; to vanish
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to die

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