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How to say Parents In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
両親りょうしんリョウシン
Pronunciation: ryoushin
How to Say It Outloud: ryoh-sheen
Usage: Common way to refer to one's parents collectively.
Example Sentence Japanese:私の両親は東京に住んでいます。
Example Sentence English:My parents live in Tokyo.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
親おやオヤ
Pronunciation: oya
How to Say It Outloud: oh-yah
Usage: Can also refer to a single parent or parents collectively. Could imply a more general sense of parenthood.
Example Sentence Japanese:親の言うことを聞きなさい。
Example Sentence English:Listen to what your parents say.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
父母ふぼフボ
Pronunciation: fubo
How to Say It Outloud: foo-boh
Usage: Formal term often used in written or official contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:父母会が学校で開かれます。
Example Sentence English:A parents' meeting will be held at the school.

Dictionary

両親りょうしんCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • parents; both parents
親おやCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • parent; parents; mother and father
Noun
  • dealer; banker
Noun
  • founder; inventor
Noun
  • (pet) owner
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Noun
  • key; parent (organization); main
Noun
  • ancestor; forefather
Wikipedia definition
  • Parent
父母ふぼCommon wordjlpt-n2jlpt-n1
Noun
  • father and mother; parents
御両親ごりょうしん
Noun
  • (someone else's) parents; both parents
親バカおやばかCommon word
Noun
  • over-fond parent; doting parent
父兄ふけいCommon word
Noun
  • guardians; parents
Noun
  • father and older brother
親もとおやもと
Noun
  • one's parents' home
親孝行おやこうこうCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • filial piety; being kind to one's parents; taking care of one's parents
親御おやご
Noun
  • (another's) parents
親御さんおやごさん
Noun
  • (another's) parents
ペアレンツペアレンツ
Noun
  • parents
里帰りさとがえりCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • returning home to one's parents (of a married person); visiting one's parents (for a prolonged period of stay)
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • bride's first visit to her parents after getting married
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • coming back (of an item; after having been on loan, etc. abroad)
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • temporarily returning to one's home (of a servant)
親離れおやばなれ
Noun
Suru verb
  • independence from parents
里親さとおやCommon word
Noun
  • foster parent; foster parents
Noun
  • (pet) caretaker
Wikipedia definition
  • Foster care
親の意見と茄子の花は千に一つも無駄はないおやのいけんとなすびのはなはせんにひとつもむだはない
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • always listen to your parents; always value your parents' advice; not even one in a thousand of a parents' opinion or an eggplant flower are in vain
養親ようしん
Noun
  • adopter; adopting parent or parents; adoptive parent or parents; foster parent or parents
義親ぎしん
Noun
  • non-biological parents (step-parents, parents-in-law, etc.)
Wikipedia definition
  • Parent-in-law
親思いおやおもい
Noun
  • love or affection for one's parents
毒親どくおや
Noun
  • toxic parent; parent who interferes excessively in their children's lives
養父母ようふぼCommon word
Noun
  • adoptive parents

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