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How to say Wave In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
波なみナミ
Pronunciation: nami
How to Say It Outloud: nah-mee
Usage: Used to describe ocean waves or any kind of waves like sound waves, light waves, etc.
Example Sentence Japanese:海の波が高いです。
Example Sentence English:The waves of the sea are high.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
手を振るてをふるテヲフル
Pronunciation: te wo furu
How to Say It Outloud: te woh foo-roo
Usage: Used to describe the motion of waving one's hand.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女は私に手を振った。
Example Sentence English:She waved her hand at me.

Dictionary

波なみCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • wave
Noun
  • ups and downs
Wikipedia definition
  • Wind wave
振りふりCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Counter
  • swing; shake; wave; swinging
Noun
  • appearance; behaviour
Noun
  • pretence (pretense); show; pretending (to)
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • going to restaurant, hotel etc. without a reservation or introduction
Noun
  • move (dance); postures
Noun
  • lead in (e.g. to a running joke, asking a question); lead up
Noun
  • unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment
Suffix
Counter
  • counter for swords, blades, etc.
Noun
  • not wearing underwear or pants
Wikipedia definition
  • Wind
振るふるCommon wordjlpt-n3
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to wave; to shake; to swing
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to sprinkle; to throw (dice)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to cast (actor); to allocate (work)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to turn down (someone); to reject; to jilt; to dump
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to abandon; to give up; to ruin
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to add kana indicating a reading of a word
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to slightly change headings; to change directions
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to extract by broiling; to prepare an infusion of; to decoct
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to bring up a topic; to lead to a topic
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to replace; to substitute
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to set up a joke for someone else
振り回すふりまわすCommon word
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to wield; to brandish; to flourish; to wave (about); to swing
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to display (one's knowledge); to show off
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to abuse (one's power)
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to manipulate someone
津波つなみCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • tsunami; tidal wave
Place
  • Tsunami
Wikipedia definition
  • Tsunami
電波でんぱCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • radio wave; reception; signal
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • saying strange things
Wikipedia definition
  • Radio waves
靡くなびくCommon word
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to bend; to flutter; to wave
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to yield to; to be swayed by; to bow to; to obey
翻るひるがえる
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to flutter (in the wind); to wave; to flap; to fly
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to turn over; to flip over
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to suddenly change (attitude, opinion, etc.); to suddenly switch; to alter; to flip
寒波かんぱCommon word
Noun
  • cold wave
Wikipedia definition
  • Cold wave
閃くひらめくCommon word
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to flash (e.g. lightning); to flicker; to glitter; to sparkle; to gleam
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to flutter (e.g. flag); to wave; to undulate
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to flash into one's mind (e.g. an idea); to come to one suddenly
ウエーブウェーブCommon word
Noun
  • wave (on water)
Noun
  • wave (electromagnetic, sound, etc.)
Noun
Suru verb
  • wave (in hair)
Noun
  • wave (audience); Mexican wave
Wikipedia definition
  • Welle
衝撃波しょうげきは
Noun
  • shock wave
Wikipedia definition
  • Shock wave
電磁波でんじは
Noun
  • electromagnetic wave
Wikipedia definition
  • Electromagnetic radiation
畝ねりうねりCommon word
Noun
  • undulation; winding; meandering
Noun
  • swell (of waves); ground swell; surge; billow; roller
猛暑もうしょCommon word
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • heat wave; fierce heat
周波しゅうは
Noun
  • cycle; wave; frequency
神奈川沖浪裏かながわおきなみうら
Noun
  • The Great Wave off Kanagawa (woodblock print by Hokusai); The Great Wave; The Wave
うわなみ
Noun
  • wave (on the water's surface)
振れるふれる
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to swing; to shake; to wave
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to veer; to deflect; to lean towards
波打つなみうつ
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to dash against (of waves); to billow; to roll
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to wave (e.g. in the wind); to heave; to pound (of a heart); to undulate

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