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107 Random Japanese Words and Meanings

If learning by standard categories is no fun, then you'll love this list.

Below you'll find a ton of completely random words and phrases - all translated from Japanese to English.

Notes: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view these lists with translations from English to Japanese. Clicking on a More Info will give you a more detailed definition, plus Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, and related words.


Random Words (Japanese to English):

Aka-chan ➔ Baby

Akari ➔ Clear / Bright

Atarashii ➔ New Atarashii Meaning

Atatakai ➔ Warm Atatakai Meaning

Atsui ➔ Hot Atsui Meaning

Bansai ➔ Long life

Bishoujo ➔ Beautiful girl Bishoujo Meaning

Bishounen ➔ Beautiful boy Bishounen Meaning

Chibi ➔ Small Chibi Meaning

Chiisai ➔ Little / Small

Chikyuu ➔ Earth

Daitanna ➔ Bold

Denwa ➔ Phone

Denwa bango ➔ Phone number

Diipu ➔ Deep

Donarudo toranpu ➔ ドナルド・トランプ ➔ Donald Trump

Eigo ➔ English

Enpitsu ➔ Pencil

Eto... ➔ Hmm...

Furui ➔ Old

Futago ➔ Twins

Gaaden ➔ Garden

Getsu ➔ Moon

Hare ➔ Sunny

Hi ➔ Fire

Hon ➔ Book

Ichiban ➔ Number one

Ii ➔ Good

Ippai ➔ Full

Issho ni ➔ Together

Itsumo ➔ Always Itsumo Meaning

Ka ➔ Fire

Kage ➔ Shadow

Kagami ➔ Mirror

Kaminari ➔ Lightning

Kappu ➔ Cup / Glass

Kasa ➔ Umbrella

Kawaii ➔ Cute

Kaze ➔ Wind / A cold

Ki ➔ Tree

Kikyou ➔ Chinese bellflower

Kin ➔ Gold

Konpuriito ➔ Complete

Kuragari ➔ Darkness

Kurai ➔ Dark

Mijikai ➔ Short

Minna ➔ Everyone

Mizu ➔ Water

Moku ➔ Tree

Na? ➔ Huh?

Nani? ➔ What?

Nichi ➔ Sun

Oni ➔ Ogre

Onnanoko ➔ Girl

Sakura ➔ Cherry / Cherry blossom

Samui ➔ Cold (like the weather)

Sekai ➔ World

Sento ➔ Lead / First place

Shizuka ➔ Quiet

Shonen ➔ Boy

Sugoi ➔ Amazing

Sugureta ➔ Excellent

Sui ➔ Water

Suwaru ➔ Sit

Tanoshii ➔ Fun

Tanpopo ➔ Dandelion

Tengoku ➔ Heaven

Tenshi ➔ Angel

To ➔ And

Tomodachi ➔ Friend

Toranpu ➔ トランプ ➔ Trump (As in Donald Trump)

Tsubasa ➔ Wing

Tsuki ➔ Moon

Tsuyoi ➔ Strong

Urusai ➔ Noisy

Wata ➔ Cotton

Yasha ➔ Demon

Yuniiku na ➔ Unique

Zenbu ➔ All


Random Phrases (Japanese to English):

Akiramenai ➔ Don't give up / I won't give up

Anata wa itsumo nani wo sinpaishite iruno desu ka? ➔ What's always on your mind?

Anata wa nihonjin desu ka? ➔ Are you Japanese?

Anata no shashin o totemo ii desu ka? ➔ Can I take a picture of you?

Boku no mewo mitte ➔ Look into my eyes

Heya wa kara desu ➔ The room is empty

Itsumo ichiban ➔ Always number one

Kaze no kizu ➔ Wind scar

Kesshite akiramenai ➔ Never surrender

Kikimashita ➔ I listened

Kikimashita? ➔ Did you listen?

Kurai kage ➔ Dark shadow

Kurayami no tenshi ➔ Angel of darkness

Mijikai e-mail de gomen nasai ➔ I'm sorry for the short email

Mimashita ➔ I looked

Mimashita? ➔ Did you look?

Nanka atta no? ➔ What's happening?

Nemui desu ➔ I feel sleepy

Nihon he ikimasu ➔ I am going to Japan

Nihon-go wo benkyoushimasu ➔ Learn Japanese

Osuwari kudasai. ➔ Please sit down.

Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana ➔ The only flower in the world

Sentan ni tatsu ➔ Be in the lead

Setchaku-zai ga arimasen ➔ There is no glue

Shashin o totemo ii desu ka ➔ Is taking photos okay?

Tsukaremashita ➔ I'm tired

Tsukaremashita? ➔ Were you tired?

Zettai yurusenai ➔ I will never forgive you


*Random words list last updated: March 2, 2018.


Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about random Japanese words?

1. What does zettai yurusenai mean in English?
2. What is the Japanese word for bold?
3. What is the English meaning of akiramenai?
4. What is always in Japanese?
5. What is the Japanese word for and?
6. What is the Japanese word for darkness?
7. What is the English translation of shashin o totemo ii desu ka?
8. What is the Japanese word for short?
9. What is the Japanese word for complete?
10. What is the English meaning of futago?
11. What is the Japanese word for shadow?
12. What is the English meaning of kagome?
13. What is the Japanese word for beautiful girl?
14. What is the English meaning of urusai?
15. What is the Japanese word for together?
16. How do you say good in Japanese?
17. What is the meaning of chibi in English?
18. Define bishounen.
19. What is the Japanese word for excellent?
20. What is the Japanese word for angel of darkness?



Corrections?

As most of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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