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How to say Joke In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
冗談じょうだん
Pronunciation: jōdan
How to Say It Outloud: jou-dan
Usage: To indicate a joke or something said in jest.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は冗談が上手だ。
Example Sentence English:He is good at telling jokes.
Katakana
ジョーク
Pronunciation: jōku
How to Say It Outloud: joh-ku
Usage: A borrowed word from English, often used in casual conversation.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼のジョークは面白い。
Example Sentence English:His joke is funny.

Dictionary

冗談じょうだんCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • joke; jest; funny story
しゃれCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • joke; pun; jest; witticism; wordplay
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • smartly dressed; stylish; fashion-conscious; refined
ジョークジョークCommon word
Noun
  • joke
Wikipedia definition
  • Joke
ユーモアユーモアCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • humor; humour; joke
Wikipedia definition
  • Humour
巫山戯るふざけるCommon wordjlpt-n2jlpt-n1
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to joke; to jest; to kid; to josh
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to make fun of; to laugh at; to play a prank
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to romp; to gambol; to frolic; to frisk; to mess around; to fool around; to screw around
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to neck; to make out
洒落るしゃれるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to dress stylishly
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to joke; to play on words
ギャグギャグCommon word
Noun
  • joke; gag
Wikipedia definition
  • Visual gag
悪戯いたずらCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n1
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
Intransitive verb
  • mischief; prank; trick; practical joke
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • mischievous; naughty
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • pastime; hobby
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • playing with (e.g. a lighter); fooling around with; messing around with; amusing oneself with; tampering with
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • lewd behaviour; sexual misconduct; sexual assault; molestation; rape
諧謔かいぎゃく
Noun
  • joke; jest; banter
俳謔はいぎゃく
Noun
  • joke
戯け口おどけぐち
Noun
  • joke
一口話ひとくちばなし
Noun
  • joke; anecdote
冗談口じょうだんぐち
Noun
  • joke
ねたねたCommon word
Noun
  • material (for a story, article, etc.); information; news item
Noun
  • joke; jest; (comedy) routine; made-up story; material
Noun
  • proof; evidence
Noun
  • (magician's) trick; secret
Noun
  • ingredients (esp. for sushi)
Noun
  • (Internet) meme
ぎげん
Noun
  • joke; jest
おふざけおふざけ
Noun
  • joke; playfulness; kidding around
戯けおどけ
Noun
  • joke; witticism; pleasantry; attempt at humour; attempt at humor
転合てんごう
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • prank; joke
ギャグるギャグる
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
  • to joke; to say something funny
悪巫山戯わるふざけ
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • prank; practical joke; horseplay; mischievous trick

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