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How to say Lightning In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
雷かみなり
Pronunciation: kaminari
How to Say It Outloud: kah-mee-nah-ree
Usage: Use to refer to the natural phenomenon of lightning or thunder.
Example Sentence Japanese:昨日の夜、激しい雷が鳴りました。
Example Sentence English:There was a severe lightning strike last night.
KanjiHiragana
稲妻いなずま
Pronunciation: inazuma
How to Say It Outloud: ee-nah-zoo-mah
Usage: Use to specifically refer to a lightning bolt or flash of lightning.
Example Sentence Japanese:稲妻が空を走っているのが見えました。
Example Sentence English:I saw lightning bolts streaking across the sky.

Dictionary

雷かみなりCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n1
Noun
  • lightning; thunder; thunderbolt
Noun
  • god of thunder; god of lightning
Noun
  • anger; fit of anger
Wikipedia definition
  • Lightning
稲妻いなずまCommon word
Noun
  • lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt
電光でんこうCommon word
Noun
  • lightning
Noun
  • electric illumination; light from an electric source
Wikipedia definition
  • Aichi S1A
稲光いなびかりjlpt-n1
Noun
  • (flash of) lightning
電光石火でんこうせっか
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • flash; instant; lightning (speed)
電撃的でんげきてき
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • sudden; lightning; immediate; shocking
落雷らくらい
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • lightning strike; lightning bolt
Wikipedia definition
  • Thunderbolt
雷光らいこう
Noun
  • lightning
蛍ほたるCommon word
Noun
  • firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm
Wikipedia definition
  • Firefly
ライトニングライトニング
Noun
  • lightning
雷除けかみなりよけ
Noun
  • lightning rod; lightning conductor; lightning arrester
Noun
  • charm that protects one from lightning
電影でんえい
Noun
  • movie; film
Noun
  • lightning
脱兎だっと
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • (metaphor for) something unusually fast; fleeing hare
襲雷しゅうらい
Noun
  • lightning strike; lightning bolt
突貫とっかん
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • charging (at the enemy) with a shout; rush
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • rushing (an activity); working at full speed
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • penetration; piercing
避雷針ひらいしん
Noun
  • lightning rod
Wikipedia definition
  • Lightning rod
桑原桑原くわばらくわばら
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • knock on wood; touch wood; heaven forbid; God help me; absit omen!
紫電しでん
Noun
  • purple lightning; flash; swordflash
Wikipedia definition
  • Shiden
球電きゅうでん
Noun
  • ball lightning
Wikipedia definition
  • Ball lightning
雷電らいでん
Noun
  • thunder and lightning
Wikipedia definition
  • Raiden

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