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How to say Enemy In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
敵てき
Pronunciation: teki
How to Say It Outloud: teh-kee
Usage: Commonly used to refer to an adversary or foe in various contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は私の敵です。
Example Sentence English:He is my enemy.
HiraganaKatakana
ライバルライバル
Pronunciation: raibaru
How to Say It Outloud: rye-bah-roo
Usage: Borrowed from English 'rival,' often used in a competitive context such as sports or academics.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は良きライバルです。
Example Sentence English:He is a good rival.
Hiragana
あいて
Pronunciation: aite
How to Say It Outloud: ah-ee-teh
Usage: Can mean 'opponent' or 'adversary' in a more neutral sense, less hostile than '敵'.
Example Sentence Japanese:試合の相手はとても強いです。
Example Sentence English:The opponent in the match is very strong.

Dictionary

てきCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • opponent; rival; adversary
Noun
  • menace; danger; threat; enemy
仇あだ
Noun
  • foe; enemy; rival
Noun
  • resentment; enmity; grudge
Noun
  • harm; injury
目の敵めのかたき
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • enemy
敵陣てきじん
Noun
  • enemy camp; enemy line
Noun
  • last 3 rows of the board
小競り合いこぜりあい
Noun
Suru verb
  • skirmish; brush (with the enemy); small fight with a military enemy
Noun
Suru verb
  • squabble; quarrel; brief argument; exchange of words
強敵きょうてきCommon word
Noun
  • formidable enemy; strong enemy; tough enemy
敵かたきjlpt-n1
Noun, used as a suffix
Noun
  • rival; opponent; adversary; competitor; enemy (esp. one with which there is longstanding enmity); foe
Noun
  • revenge
Noun
  • spouse
エネミーエネミー
Noun
  • enemy
敵手てきしゅ
Noun
  • rival; enemy
敵兵てきへい
Noun
  • enemy (soldier)
敵地てきち
Noun
  • enemy territory; hostile place
敵機てっき
Noun
  • enemy plane
宿敵しゅくてき
Noun
  • old enemy; longtime enemy; arch-enemy; traditional rival; longstanding foe
天敵てんてき
Noun
  • natural enemy
大敵たいてき
Noun
  • great rival; powerful enemy; archenemy
敵軍てきぐん
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • enemy army
敵側てきがわ
Noun
  • enemy side
敵に回すてきにまわす
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'su' ending
  • to make an enemy (of); to turn (someone) into an enemy; to antagonize
敵視てきし
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • looking upon (someone) as an enemy; regarding as an enemy; being hostile toward
敵前てきぜん
Noun
  • in the face of the enemy; before the enemy

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