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How to say Inu In Japanese?

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犬いぬイヌ
Pronunciation: inu
How to Say It Outloud: ee-nu
Usage: 犬 is the Japanese word for 'dog'. It is commonly used in both formal and informal contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:あの犬はかわいいです。
Example Sentence English:That dog is cute.

Dictionary

犬いぬCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
Noun
  • squealer; rat; snitch; informer; informant; spy
Noun
  • loser; asshole
Noun, used as a prefix
  • counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful
戌いぬCommon word
Noun
  • the Dog (eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac)
Noun
  • hour of the Dog (around 8pm, 7-9pm, or 8-10pm)
Noun
  • west-northwest
Noun
  • ninth month of the lunar calendar
Place
  • Inu
Wikipedia definition
  • Dog (zodiac)
往ぬいぬ
Godan verb with 'nu' ending
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go home
Godan verb with 'nu' ending
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go; to leave
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to pass (of time)
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to die
Irregular nu verb
Intransitive verb
  • to go bad; to rot
犬小屋いぬごや
Noun
  • kennel; doghouse
犬も食わないいぬもくわない
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • avoided by everybody; disliked by everybody; not even a dog will eat (it)
射抜くいぬく
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
  • to shoot through (a wall, the heart, etc.); to go through; to pierce; to hit (e.g. the bull's-eye)
犬猫いぬねこ
Noun
  • dogs and cats; pets
Noun
  • something trivial; worthless thing
犬と猿いぬとさる
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • cats and dogs (as an example of a bad relationship); dogs and monkeys
犬嫌いいぬぎらい
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • dog hater; dog hating
犬釘いぬくぎ
Noun
  • spike; dog nail
Wikipedia definition
  • Rail spike

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