Jisho

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Noun
1. ball; sphere; globe; orb
  • かれ彼の
  • ひたい
  • には
  • たま
  • ような
  • あせ
  • 浮かんでいた
  • There were beads of sweat on his forehead.
2. bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet
  • ニッケル
  • セント
  • たま
  • です
  • A nickel is a five-cent coin.
3. ball (in sports)esp. 球
  • かんなん艱難
  • なんじ
  • たま
  • Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
4. pile (of noodles, etc.)
5. bulletesp. 弾; also written as 弾丸
  • たま
  • かれ彼の
  • ほお
  • かすめた
  • The bullet just shaved his cheek.
6. bulb (i.e. a light bulb)esp. 球
7. lens (of glasses, etc.)
8. bead (of an abacus)esp. 玉,珠
9. ball (i.e. a testicle)Slang, Abbreviation, See also 金玉 きんたま, esp. 玉
10. gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearlesp. 玉,珠; also written as 璧
11. female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
12. person (when commenting on their nature); characterDerogatory
13. item, funds or person used as part of a plot
  • こいつ
  • そんな
  • たま
  • じゃない
  • こと
  • なんて
  • とうのむかしとうの昔
  • 解っていた
  • から
  • That's because, you see, I've known he isn't that sort of person from a long time back.
Noun, Noun - used as a suffix
14. eggSee also 玉子
Noun - used as a suffix
15. coinusu. だま
16. precious; beautiful; excellent
Other forms
球 【たま】珠 【たま】弾 【たま】

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