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How to say Sword In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
剣けん
Pronunciation: ken
How to Say It Outloud: ken
Usage: Used to refer to a sword, typically in a traditional or historical context.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は鋭い剣を持っていた。
Example Sentence English:He had a sharp sword.
KanjiHiragana
刀かたな
Pronunciation: katana
How to Say It Outloud: katana
Usage: Refers specifically to the traditional Japanese sword with a curved blade.
Example Sentence Japanese:武士は刀を腰に差していた。
Example Sentence English:The samurai had a katana at his waist.

Dictionary

刀かたなCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • sword (esp. Japanese single-edged); katana
Noun
  • scalpel
Noun
  • chisel; burin; graver
Noun
  • knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
Wikipedia definition
  • Backsword
剣けんCommon word
Noun
  • sword (esp. a large, double-edged one); blade
Noun
  • bayonet
Noun
  • swordsmanship
Noun
  • stinger; ovipositor; dart
Wikipedia definition
  • Sword
鋼はがねCommon word
Noun
  • steel
Noun
  • sword steel; sword
Wikipedia definition
  • Steel
武力ぶりょくCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • armed might; military power; the sword; force
刀剣とうけん
Noun
  • sword; dagger; knife; bayonet
一刀いっとう
Noun
  • sword; blade
Noun
  • single stroke
ソードソード
Noun
  • sword
Place
  • Soddu
帯剣たいけん
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • wearing a sword; being armed with a sword; sword
やいば
Noun
  • blade; sword
Noun
  • forged blade; wavy pattern on forged blades
Noun
  • sharpness
Noun
  • unhulled rice
剣道けんどうCommon word
Noun
  • kendo; Japanese martial art using bamboo swords
Wikipedia definition
  • Kendo
段平だんびら
Noun
  • broadsword; sword
殺人刀さつじんとう
Noun
  • (killing) sword; blade; steel
宝刀ほうとう
Noun
  • treasured sword
真剣しんけんCommon wordjlpt-n3
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • serious; earnest
Noun
  • real sword (as opposed to a wooden practice weapon)
延べ金のべがね
Noun
  • sheet metal; dagger; sword
活人剣かつじんけん
Noun
  • life-saving sword (a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)
妖刀ようとう
Noun
  • bewitched sword; magical sword; demon sword
長剣ちょうけん
Noun
  • long sword
Noun
  • minute hand (of a clock)
短剣たんけん
Noun
  • short sword; dagger; stiletto
Noun
  • hour hand (of a clock)
口くちCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • mouth
Noun
  • opening; hole; gap; orifice
Noun
  • mouth (of a bottle); spout; nozzle; mouthpiece
Noun
  • gate; door; entrance; exit
Noun
  • speaking; speech; talk (i.e. gossip)
Noun
  • taste; palate
Noun
  • mouth (to feed)
Noun
  • opening (i.e. vacancy); available position
Noun
  • invitation; summons
Noun
  • kind; sort; type
Noun
  • opening (i.e. beginning)
Suffix
Counter
  • counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), stove burners, and swords
Wikipedia definition
  • Mouth

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