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How to say Ink In Japanese?

KanjiKatakana
インクインク
Pronunciation: インク
How to Say It Outloud: inku
Usage: used as a direct loanword from English for 'ink'
Example Sentence Japanese:このプリンターにはインクが必要です。
Example Sentence English:This printer needs ink.
KanjiHiragana
墨すみ
Pronunciation: すみ
How to Say It Outloud: sumi
Usage: used to refer to traditional ink, especially used in calligraphy
Example Sentence Japanese:書道には墨を使います。
Example Sentence English:We use ink for calligraphy.

Dictionary

インクインクCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n2
Noun
  • ink
Wikipedia definition
  • Ink
墨すみCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • sumi; India ink; Chinese ink; ink stick; ink-cake
Noun
  • squid ink; octopus ink
Noun
  • carpenter's inking string
Wikipedia definition
  • Inkstick
インキインキCommon word
Noun
  • ink
朱肉しゅにく
Noun
  • thick red ink (used for signature seals); red ink pad; vermillion ink; cinnabar ink
入れるいれるCommon wordjlpt-n5
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to install (e.g. software); to set (a jewel, etc.); to ink in (e.g. tattoo)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to admit; to accept; to employ; to hire
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to accept; to comply; to grant; to adopt (a policy, etc.); to take (advice, etc.); to listen to; to pay attention to
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to include
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to pay (one's rent, etc.)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to cast (a vote)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to make (tea, coffee, etc.)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to turn on (a switch, etc.)
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to send (a fax); to call
出血しゅっけつCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
Intransitive verb
  • bleeding; haemorrhage; hemorrhage
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
Intransitive verb
  • bleeding money; red ink; selling below cost
Wikipedia definition
  • Bleeding
墨汁ぼくじゅう
Noun
  • India ink; China ink
Noun
  • ink (of a cuttlefish, etc.)
朱墨しゅずみ
Noun
  • vermilion ink stick; cinnabar ink stick
墨絵すみえ
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • ink painting
薄墨うすずみ
Noun
  • thin India ink; diluted ink
魚拓ぎょたく
Noun
  • ink rubbing of a fish; (making a) fish print; (taking a) fish impression; gyotaku
Noun
  • snapshot of a web page (to preserve its contents); archive
Wikipedia definition
  • Gyotaku
墨袋すみぶくろ
Noun
  • ink sac (in cephalopods)
Wikipedia definition
  • Ink sac
スパッタリングスパッタリングCommon word
Noun
  • ink spattering
Noun
  • sputtering
Wikipedia definition
  • Sputtering
墨摺りすみずり
Noun
  • woodblock printing done with black ink only; woodblock print made with black ink only
烏賊墨いかすみ
Noun
  • squid ink
Wikipedia definition
  • Cephalopod ink
消えないインクきえないインク
Noun
  • indelible ink
墨書ぼくしょ
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • writing in India ink
赤あかCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • red; crimson; scarlet
Noun
  • red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange)
Noun
  • Red (i.e. communist)
Noun
  • red light (traffic)
Noun
  • red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • complete; total; perfect; obvious
Noun
  • copper
Noun
  • red 5-point card
Place
  • Aka
Wikipedia definition
  • Red
筆ふでCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • writing brush; paintbrush; pen
Noun
  • writing with a brush; drawing with a brush; penmanship; something drawn with a brush
Noun
  • writing (composing text); the written word
Counter
  • (land) lot; plot
Wikipedia definition
  • Ink brush
水滴すいてきCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • drop of water
Noun
  • vessel for replenishing inkstone water

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