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How to say Ghost In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
幽霊ゆうれい
Pronunciation: yūrei
How to Say It Outloud: you-ray
Usage: A common term for 'ghost' often used in both casual and formal contexts
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は幽霊を見たと言った。
Example Sentence English:He said he saw a ghost.
KanjiHiragana
亡霊ぼうれい
Pronunciation: bōrei
How to Say It Outloud: boh-ray
Usage: A term for 'ghost' implying the spirit of the deceased
Example Sentence Japanese:その城には亡霊が出ると言われている。
Example Sentence English:It is said that ghosts haunt the castle.
KanjiHiragana
お化けおばけ
Pronunciation: obake
How to Say It Outloud: oh-bah-keh
Usage: A casual term for 'ghost', also used to describe monsters or apparitions
Example Sentence Japanese:あの家にはお化けが出ると噂されている。
Example Sentence English:It is rumored that ghosts appear in that house.
HiraganaKatakana
ゴーストゴースト
Pronunciation: gōsuto
How to Say It Outloud: goh-sutoh
Usage: The katakana transliteration of the English word 'ghost'
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は実際にゴーストを見たことがあると言った。
Example Sentence English:He said that he has actually seen a ghost.

Dictionary

幽霊ゆうれいCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • ghost; specter; spectre; apparition; phantom
Wikipedia definition
  • YÅ«rei
妖怪ようかいCommon word
Noun
  • ghost; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; demon; monster; goblin; yōkai
Wikipedia definition
  • Yōkai
お化けおばけCommon word
Noun
  • ghost; apparition
Noun
  • goblin; monster; demon
Noun
  • something unusually large
Wikipedia definition
  • Obake
亡者もうじゃ
Noun
  • the dead; ghost
Noun
  • person who is obsessed (with money, power, etc.); person with a blind lust (for)
亡霊ぼうれい
Noun
  • departed spirit; soul of the dead
Noun
  • ghost; apparition
Wikipedia definition
  • Ghost
霊れいCommon word
Noun
  • soul; spirit; departed soul; ghost
化け物ばけものCommon word
Noun
  • goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter
魂魄こんぱく
Noun
  • soul; spirit; ghost
Wikipedia definition
  • Hun and po
妖鬼ようき
Noun
  • ghost; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; demon; monster; goblin
妖魔ようま
Noun
  • ghost; apparition
幽怪ゆうかい
Noun
  • ghost; apparition; spirit
幽鬼ゆうき
Noun
  • ghost; revenant; spirit (of the dead); departed soul
ゴーストゴーストCommon word
Noun
  • ghost
Noun
  • ghosting (television)
Noun
  • ghosting; ghost flare
Noun
  • ghost image; ghosting
怪談かいだんCommon word
Noun
  • ghost story; tale of the supernatural
Wikipedia definition
  • Kaidan
物の怪もののけ
Noun
  • (vengeful) ghost; specter; spectre
死霊しりょう
Noun
  • spirit of a dead person; ghost; departed soul
ゴーストタウンゴーストタウンCommon word
Noun
  • ghost town
Wikipedia definition
  • Ghost town
背後霊はいごれい
Noun
  • spirit (hiding behind one's back); guiding spirit; ghost
心霊しんれい
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • spirit (e.g. human spirit); soul
Noun
  • spirit; ghost; ethereal being
精霊せいれい
Noun
  • spirit; soul; ghost

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