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How to say River In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
川かわ
Pronunciation: kawa
How to Say It Outloud: kawa
Usage: 川 is often used to refer to rivers in a general sense.
Example Sentence Japanese:この川はとても美しいです。
Example Sentence English:This river is very beautiful.

Dictionary

川かわCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n5
Noun
  • river; stream
Suffix
  • River; the ... river
Place
  • Gawa
Wikipedia definition
  • River
水源すいげんCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • source of river; fountainhead
Place
  • Suigen
Wikipedia definition
  • River source
流域りゅういきCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • drainage basin; catchment basin; river basin; watershed; valley
Wikipedia definition
  • Drainage basin
三途の川さんずのかわ
Noun
  • Sanzu River (Japanese Buddhist equivalent of the River Styx); River of Three Crossings
川沿いかわぞいCommon word
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • along the river; riverside
河川敷かせんじきCommon word
Noun
  • flood plain; river terrace; riverside area; area between river and river bank
下流かりゅうCommon word
Noun
  • downstream; lower reaches of a river
Noun
  • lower classes
川上かわかみCommon word
Noun
  • upper reaches of a river; upstream
三途川そうずがわ
Noun
  • Sanzu River (Japanese Buddhist equivalent of the River Styx); River of Three Crossings
Place
  • Sanzugawa
Wikipedia definition
  • Sanzu River
治水ちすいCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
  • river management; river improvement; flood control
川幅かわはば
Noun
  • width of a river
川風かわかぜ
Noun
  • breeze off a river
河口かこうCommon word
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • mouth of river; estuary
Wikipedia definition
  • Kawaguchi
渠河きょが
Noun
  • waterway; canal; river
川面かわづら
Noun
  • river surface; surface of a river
河渠かきょ
Noun
  • waterway; canal; river
流域治水りゅういきちすい
Noun
  • river basin management; river basin­ flood control; river flood risk reduction
黄砂こうさ
Noun
  • yellow sand; yellow dust; Asian dust; dust carried on high winds from Mongolia, northern China, and Kazakhstan
Noun
  • loess
Noun
  • desert
Wikipedia definition
  • Asian Dust
川明かりかわあかり
Noun
  • glow of a river in the darkness; surface of a river gleaming in the darkness; gleam on a river at dusk
川の幸かわのさち
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • catch (fish) of the river; products of the river; fruits of the river

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