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How to say Key In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
鍵かぎ
Pronunciation: kagi
How to Say It Outloud: ka-gi
Usage: Used to refer to physical keys (for locks), as well as metaphorical keys (important elements)
Example Sentence Japanese:ドアの鍵を忘れました。
Example Sentence English:I forgot the door key.
HiraganaKatakana
キーキー
Pronunciation: kī
How to Say It Outloud: ki-i
Usage: Used to refer to keys on a keyboard or metaphorical keys (important elements)
Example Sentence Japanese:コンピューターのキーが壊れた。
Example Sentence English:A key on the computer keyboard is broken.

Dictionary

鍵かぎCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n5
Noun
  • key
Noun
  • lock
Noun
  • key (to a problem, success, etc.); clue
Wikipedia definition
  • Key (lock)
調子ちょうしCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • tune; tone; key; pitch; time; rhythm
Noun
  • vein; mood; way; manner; style; knack
Noun
  • condition; state of health; shape
Noun
  • impetus; spur of the moment; strain
Noun
  • trend
手掛かりてがかりCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • clue; lead; key; trail; scent; track
Noun
  • handhold; hold
重要じゅうようCommon wordjlpt-n3
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • important; essential; significant; major; key; principal
螺子ねじCommon wordjlpt-n2jlpt-n1
Noun
  • screw
Noun
  • key (of a clock, watch, etc.); spring
Wikipedia definition
  • Helix
基軸きじくCommon word
Noun
  • basis; foundation; core; criterion; standard
秘訣ひけつCommon word
Noun
  • secret (method, trick, etc.); key (e.g. to success); mysteries (of an art, trade, etc.); recipe; trick
肝心要かんじんかなめ
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • crucial; key; most important; main (point)
音程おんてい
Noun
  • interval; step
Noun
  • pitch; key
Wikipedia definition
  • Interval (music)
要旨ようしCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • (main) point; gist; key points; essentials; substance; summary; outline; abstract
管鑰かんやく
Noun
  • key
Noun
  • flute constructed of bamboo
決め手きめてCommon word
Noun
  • decider; person who decides
Noun
  • decisive factor; clincher; key; trump card; winning move; decisive blow; conclusive evidence
中枢ちゅうすうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • centre; center; pivot; mainstay; nucleus; hub; backbone; central figure; pillar; key person
Noun
  • central nervous system
キーワードキーワードCommon word
Noun
  • key word; key phrase; clue
Noun
  • keyword; search term; index term
Wikipedia definition
  • Index term
枢要すうよう
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Noun
  • (most) important; principal; pivotal; key; cardinal
調ちょう
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • key
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • mode (in gagaku)
Noun, used as a suffix
  • time; tempo; rhythm
Noun, used as a suffix
  • meter (of a poem); metre
Noun, used as a suffix
  • style; form; mood; pattern
Noun
  • tax in kind (paid with locally produced goods; under the ritsuryō system)
Wikipedia definition
  • Key (music)
翼果よっか
Noun
  • samara; key
Wikipedia definition
  • Samara (fruit)
キーキーCommon word
Noun
  • key (for a lock)
Noun
  • key (of a piano, organ, computer keyboard, etc.)
Noun
  • key
Noun
  • key (to solving something); clue
Noun or verb acting prenominally
  • key (person, point, etc.); most important
Wikipedia definition
  • Key
基幹きかんCommon word
Noun
  • mainstay; nucleus; key
キーポイントキーポイントCommon word
Noun
  • key point; the key

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