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How to say Fist In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
拳こぶしコブシ
Pronunciation: kobushi
How to Say It Outloud: koh-boo-shee
Usage: Used to refer to a clenched fist.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は怒りで拳を握った。
Example Sentence English:He clenched his fist in anger.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
拳けんケン
Pronunciation: ken
How to Say It Outloud: ken
Usage: Another reading, often used in martial arts contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は武道で鋭い拳を身につけた。
Example Sentence English:He developed a sharp fist in martial arts.

Dictionary

拳こぶしCommon word
Noun
  • fist
拳固げんこ
Noun
  • fist
拳骨げんこつCommon word
Noun
  • (clenched) fist; knuckles
ぐうグーCommon word
Noun
  • rock (in rock-paper-scissors); stone; fist
Adverb (fukushi)
  • ungh; gulp
Adverb (fukushi)
Adverb taking the 'to' particle
  • rumbling (of an empty stomach); growling; gurgling
グーグーCommon word
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • good
Wikipedia definition
  • Goo
握り拳にぎりこぶし
Noun
  • clenched fist
米利堅メリケン
Noun
Noun or verb acting prenominally
  • America; American
Noun
  • fist
暗殺拳あんさつけん
Noun
  • deadly fist; killer fist
殴り合いなぐりあい
Noun
  • fist fight
五形拳ごけいけん
Noun
  • Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)
形意拳けいいけん
Noun
  • shape-of-the-mind fist; Hsing I Chuan
Wikipedia definition
  • Xingyiquan
酔拳すいけん
Noun
  • drunken boxing; styles of Chinese martial arts that imitate the movements of a drunk person
Wikipedia definition
  • Zui Quan
八極拳はっきょくけん
Noun
  • bajiquan (Chinese martial art)
Wikipedia definition
  • Bājíquán
太極拳たいきょくけん
Noun
  • grand ultimate fist; Tai Chi Chuan
Wikipedia definition
  • T'ai chi ch'uan
強権きょうけんCommon word
Noun
  • strong power of the state; iron fist; heavy hand
鉄拳てっけん
Noun
  • tightly clenched fist
Product
  • Tekken (lit: Iron Fist) (video game series)
力拳ちからこぶし
Noun
  • clenched fist
拳を握るこぶしをにぎる
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
  • to make a fist; to clench one's fist
燕青拳えんせいけん
Noun
  • Yangqingquan; Yangqing Fist
猿拳さるけん
Noun
  • Monkey Fist; Monkey-Style kung-fu

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