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Whether you are enrolled in one of the many online Japanese classes, studying abroad in Japan, or just looking for Japanese translation services, our Japanese to English dictionary is always being updated with new Japanese words which makes an excellent supplement for those learning how to speak Japanese.

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Japanese Words: 83 Random Japanese Phrases and Their English Meanings
This page is full of random Japanese words and meanings. You will find many Japanese, or Nihongo if you prefer, words and phrases translated from Japanese to English (or English to Japanese, if click on the English-Japanese link below). This includes both common Japanese words and phrases, as well as some of the lesser known, but still completely random words spoken by the Japanese people. (In case you were wondering, the Japanese word for the Japanese language is Nihongo).

Anyway, this page will also teach you specific phrases, such as, Anata no shashin o totemo ii desu ka? meaning 'Can I take a picture of you?' and other Japanese words like, Bishoujo meaning 'beautiful girl' and Bishounen meaning 'beautiful boy'.

Basically, if you are looking for a list of random Japanese words and phrases, like Futago meaning 'Twins', Itsumo meaning 'Always', Kagome meaning 'Mirror', or Urusai meaning 'Noisy' - like I said, random... then this page should help you out! Beyond that, you can also vote in our Poll of the Day and read up on some of our recommended books for learning Japanese. If you take a look at the left side of the page, you'll also see some music clips from Japanese the artists Utada Hikaru and Miyavi for you to listen to.

Do you speak Japanese? We'd love to get your help on a few things!

Down towards the bottom of the page are a list of Requested English to Japanese Translations. If you happen to know the Japanese translations for any of those English words or phrases, by all means, submit them to the site and help out your fellow Nihongo learners! Everything that can be found on this site was submitted by a fellow learner like you who decided to share a little of what they know! Together we can create a large and ever growing database of information so people around the world can continue to learn!

Even if you don't know Japanese, not to worry. I'm sure you'll know a bit more Japanese once you've looked throughout this site. Know any other languages? Feel free to submit translations in those languages instead!

Anyway, I've taken up enough of your time, so, I wish you the best of luck on your Japanese language learning experience! Now scroll down to read our full list of random Japanese words and phrases.

View this list of random Japanese words with translations from: Japanese to English or English to Japanese

Words in bold added during the last update.
Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnJapaneseCL twitter page.
Clicking on a More Info will give you a more detailed definition, plus Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, and related words.

Aka-chan - Baby
Akira - Clear / Bright
Anata wa itsumo nani wo sinpaishite iruno desu ka? - What's always on your mind?
Anata no shashin o totemo ii desu ka? - Can I take a picture of you?
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
Boku no mewo mitte - Look into my eyes

Chibi - Small Chibi Meaning

Denwa - Phone
Denwa bango - Phone number
Do - Earth
Donarudo toranpu - ドナルド・トランプ - Donald Trump

Eigo - English
Enpitsu - Pencil
Eto... - Hmm...

Furui - Old
Futago - Twins

Getsu - Moon

Hare - Sunny
Heya wa kara desu - The room is empty
Hi - Fire
Hon - Book

Ichiban - Number one
Itsumo - Always Itsumo Meaning
Itsumo ichiban - Always number one

Ka - Fire
Kage - Shadow
Kagome - Mirror
Kappu - Cup / Glass
Kasa - Umbrella
Kawaii - Cute
Kaze - Wind / A cold
Kaze no kizu - Wind scar
Kesshite akiramenai - Never surrender
Ki - Tree
Kikimashita - I listened
Kikimashita? - Did you listen?
Kikyou - Chinese bellflower
Kin - Gold

Mijikai e-mail de gomen nasai - I'm sorry for the short email
Mimashita - I looked
Mimashita? - Did you look?
Minna - Everyone
Mizu - Water
Moku - Tree

Na? - Huh?
Nani? - What?
Nanka atta no? - What's happening?
Nemui desu - I feel sleepy
Nichi - Sun
Nihon he ikimasu - I am going to Japan
Nihon-go wo benkyoushimasu - Learn Japanese
Nihon-no ka? - Are you Japanese?

Oni - Ogre
Osuwari - Sit

Rai - Lightning

Sakura - Cherry / Cherry blossom
Samui - Cold (like the weather)
Sekai - World
Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana - The only flower in the world
Senta ni tatsu - Be in the lead
Sento - Lead / First place
Shonen - Boy
Sugoi - Amazing
Sui - Water
Suwatte - Sit down

Tanoshii - Fun
Tanpopo - Dandelion
Tengoku - Heaven
Tenshi - Angel
Tomodachi - Friend
Toranpu - トランプ - Trump (As in Donald Trump)
Tsubasa - Wing
Tsukaremashita - I'm tired
Tsukaremashita? - Were you tired?

Urusai - Noisy

Wata - Cotton

Yasha - Demon

Zenbu - All
Zettai yurusenai - I will never forgive you

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Requested Random Japanese Word Translations
Do you know how to speak Japanese? Perhaps you can send in some translations to help the visitors of this site. Below are a list of random words and phrases that people are looking to be translated from English to Japanese:

- Appliances
- Are you sure you know how to speak Bisaya
- Ate
- Bad
- Blood is on the ground
- Can you hear me now?
- Correct
- Crazy
- Crescent
- Crying
- Dark oath
- Death
- Dirty
- Dreaming
- Epic
- Forever
- General information
- Get better
- Give me a call
- Go to sleep
- Head
- Here I go
- Hoe (the garden tool)
- Hope you understand
- Hurt
- I agree
- I am a business woman
- I am justice
- I can't replace
- I can't replace your belongings
- I don't care
- I don't know how I will forget him
- I hate this
- I like
- I like them
- I saw you
- I surrender
     - I think so
- I understand
- Internet
- It was my pleasure
- Jealous
- Jogging
- Justice
- Key
- Library
- Love, peace, and unity unites a peaceful country
- My hobby is tennis
- Nothing
- Now’s our chance
- Of
- Okay
- One cannot live without hope
- Play
- Please send me money for my medicine
- Powerful
- Prescription
- Random
- Red moon love
- Replace
- Saw
- Simple
- So, count the number of your crimes
- Speed Racer
- Steel
- Stomach
- Strengthening health through sports
- Teach
- Temple
- This means
- Touch me
- Want to know Japanese
- What are you doing?
- You don't trust me?

If you have any Japanese translation requests, feel free to post them in the Japanese portion of our forum.
Know Japanese? Send in your translations here.