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How to say Doll In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
人形にんぎょう
Pronunciation: ningyō
How to Say It Outloud: neen-gyoh
Usage: The word '人形' is the most common term for 'doll' in Japanese.
Example Sentence Japanese:私の妹は人形で遊ぶのが好きです。
Example Sentence English:My sister likes to play with dolls.
Katakana
ドール
Pronunciation: dōru
How to Say It Outloud: do-ru
Usage: 'ドール' is a katakana transcription of the English word 'doll' and is used less frequently, often in contexts related to Western dolls or in advertisements.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女はバービードールが大好きです。
Example Sentence English:She loves Barbie dolls.

Dictionary

人形にんぎょうCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • doll; puppet; marionette
Noun
  • puppet (person under the control of another); straw man; yes-man
Place
  • Ningyou
Wikipedia definition
  • Doll
木偶の坊でくのぼう
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • doll; puppet
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • blockhead; idiot; useless person; good-for-nothing
ドールドール
Noun
  • doll
Noun
  • dhole (Cuon alpinus); Indian wild dog
Place
  • Dole (France); Dall; Doelle; Dor
Wikipedia definition
  • Dhole
ドルドルCommon word
Noun
  • dollar
Noun
  • money; cash
Place
  • Dor (Israel)
Wikipedia definition
  • Dollar
雛ひよこCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • young bird; chick; fledgling
Noun
  • greenhorn; fledgeling; novice; rookie
偶人ぐうじん
Noun
  • puppet; doll
達磨だるま
Noun
  • daruma; tumbling doll; round, red-painted good-luck doll in the shape of Bodhidharma, with a blank eye to be completed when a person's wish is granted
Noun
  • Bodhidharma
Noun
  • prostitute
Wikipedia definition
  • Bodhidharma
ひなCommon word
Noun
  • young bird; chick; fledgling
Noun
  • hina doll; doll displayed during the Girls' Festival
抱き人形だきにんぎょう
Noun
  • cuddly doll; hug-me doll; soft-bodied huggable doll
起き上がりこぼしおきあがりこぼし
Noun
  • tumbler; self-righting doll
Wikipedia definition
  • Okiagari-koboshi
菊人形きくにんぎょう
Noun
  • doll clothed in chrysanthemum flowers and branches; doll made from chrysanthemum flowers
市松人形いちまつにんぎょう
Noun
  • ichimatsu doll; traditional Japanese doll with a torso made of hardened sawdust
雛人形ひなにんぎょう
Noun
  • hina doll; doll displayed during the Girls' Festival
女雛めびな
Noun
  • Empress doll (in display with Emperor doll)
木目込人形きめこみにんぎょう
Noun
  • wooden doll with Japanese costumes made from cloth with the edges tucked into grooves in the wood; kimekomi doll
小芥子こけし
Noun
  • limbless wooden doll; kokeshi doll
ビスクドールビスクドール
Noun
  • bisque doll
日本人形にほんにんぎょう
Noun
  • Japanese-style doll; doll with traditional Japanese clothing
Wikipedia definition
  • Japanese traditional dolls
着せ替え人形きせかえにんぎょう
Noun
  • dress-up doll
Wikipedia definition
  • Fashion doll
てるてる坊主てるてるぼうず
Noun
  • paper doll to which children pray for fine weather (usu. white, and shaped like a Buddhist priest)
Wikipedia definition
  • Teru teru bozu

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