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Words — 357 found

Pronoun
1. what
  • いま
  • アナウンス
  • なに
  • だった
  • のです
  • What did the announcement just say?
Pronoun
2. you-know-what; that thing
  • それほど
  • でも
  • せいぜい
  • おお大き
  • くら比べたり
  • わいだんわい談
  • する
  • くらい
  • 」「
  • おお大き
  • って
  • なに
  • ?」「
  • ナニ
  • "No, not so much. At most comparing sizes, telling dirty stories." "Sizes of what?" "Of 'that'."
Pronoun
3. whatsit; whachamacallit; what's-his-name; what's-her-name
Noun
4. penis; (one's) thing; dickColloquialism, Usually written using kana alone, esp. ナニ
Adverb (fukushi)
5. (not) at all; (not) in the slightestwith neg. sentence
  • なに
  • でき出来ない
  • この
  • どきょう度胸
  • なし
  • こしぬ腰抜けッ
  • What? You can't do it? You coward! Chicken!
6. what?; huh?indicates surprise
7. hey!; come on!indicates anger or irritability
8. oh, no (it's fine); why (it's nothing); oh (certainly not)used to dismiss someone's worries, concerns, etc.
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Pronoun
1. whatSee also
  • かれ
  • いま
  • なん
  • しごと仕事
  • している
  • のです
  • What is he up to now?
Prefix
2. how manySee also 何か月, followed by a counter
  • ここ
  • いえ
  • なん
  • ひき
  • ねこ
  • いる
  • How many cats are there in this house?
Prefix
3. many; a lot ofSee also 何度も, See also 何日も, followed by (optional number), counter and も
  • わたし
  • なん
  • けん
  • もの
  • みせ
  • その
  • ほん
  • さが探しました
  • I inquired about the book in many stores.
Prefix
4. several; a few; someSee also 何日か, followed by a counter and か
  • がっこう学校
  • まえ
  • なん
  • ほん
  • 見えます
  • You see some trees in front of the school.
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Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi)
1. which; what (way)Usually written using kana alone, See also この, See also その, See also あの
Notes
何の: Rarely-used kanji form.
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. always; all the time; at all timesUsually written using kana alone
  • かれ
  • いつも
  • がっこう学校
  • おく遅れる
  • He is always late for school.
Adverb (fukushi)
2. neverUsually written using kana alone, with neg. verb
  • わたし
  • にちようび日曜日
  • には
  • いつも
  • いえ
  • いない
  • I'm never at home on Sundays.
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no', Noun
3. usual; regular; habitual; customaryUsually written using kana alone
  • いつも
  • ところ
  • いつも
  • 人達
  • 会った
  • I met the usual people at the usual place.
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Pronoun
1. where; what placeUsually written using kana alone, See also ここ, See also そこ, See also あそこ
  • あなた
  • どこ
  • テレビ
  • 見ます
  • Where do you watch television?
Pronoun
2. how much (long, far); what extentUsually written using kana alone
Other forms
何処 【いどこ】何所 【どこ】何所 【いどこ】何處 【どこ】何處 【いどこ】何処 【いずこ】何処 【いずく】何処 【いづこ】
Notes
いどこ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. いどこ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. 何處: Out-dated kanji or kanji usage. いどこ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. 何處: Out-dated kanji or kanji usage. いずく: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. いづこ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage.
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Pronoun
1. whoUsually written using kana alone, Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. why; howUsually written using kana alone
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何故 【なにゆえ】何ゆえ 【なにゆえ】
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Pronoun
1. something; some; any
Adverb (fukushi)
2. somehow; for some reason
3. (so) what (are you trying to say)?; what (do you mean)?Only applies to なにか
  • もしや
  • あなた
  • 小川
  • さん
  • ではありません
  • ?」「
  • そうですが
  • なに何か
  • ?」
  • "Might you happen to be Mr. Ogawa?" "Well, yes ... can I help you?"
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何か 【なんか】
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. (not) anything; (nothing) at all; (not) any; nothingwith neg. verb
  • あやま過ち
  • ない
  • もの
  • なに何も
  • つくりだ作り出せない
  • He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.
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2. and everything else; and allas ...も何も
  • くるま
  • なに何も
  • なく
  • せいかつほご生活保護
  • 生きてます
  • I'm living on welfare, without a car or anything.
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
3. (not) at all; (not) in the least; (not) especially; (not) to that extentas ...なくてもいい, ...ことはない, etc.
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. why?; what for?Usually written using kana alone
  • テニスウェア
  • って
  • なんで
  • ミニスカート
  • かしら
  • I wonder why tennis is played in mini-skirts.
Adverb (fukushi)
2. how?; by what means?
  • ここ
  • なんで
  • 来た
  • How did you come here?
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. (at) any time; always; at all times; wheneverUsually written using kana alone, See also 何時だって
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何時でも 【なんどきでも】
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いつ 何時
Adverb (fukushi)
1. forever; for good; eternally; as long as one likes; indefinitely; no matter whatUsually written using kana alone
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何時迄も 【いつまでも】
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. really; very; extremely; terribly; awfully
Adverb (fukushi)
2. (not) anything; (not) at all; (not) a bitwith neg. verb
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. at any rate; anyhow; anyway; in any case; because; as you know; for you seeSee also 何せ
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Noun, Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
1. some; any; (a) little; of some kind; of some sort
Adverb (fukushi)
2. please
Adverb (fukushi)
3. anyway; anyhow; at any rate; after all
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何ぶん 【なにぶん】
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. before one knows; before one becomes aware of; unnoticed; unawares
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何時の間にか 【いつのまにか】
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. somehow or other; for some reason or another; without knowing whyUsually written using kana alone
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何となく 【なにとなく】何と無く 【なんとなく】何と無く 【なにとなく】
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. what; how
  • えいご英語
  • この
  • こんちゅう昆虫
  • なん何と
  • いいます
  • What do you call this insect in English?
Adverb (fukushi)
2. what (a) ...!; how ...!Usually written using kana alone, indicates surprise, admiration, etc.
  • なんと
  • すば素晴らしい
  • はつめい発明
  • だろう
  • What a wonderful invention!
Adverb (fukushi)
3. surprisingly; to my amazement; believe it or not; why, ...!Usually written using kana alone
  • だれ誰か
  • おも思えば
  • なんと
  • トム
  • きみ
  • だった
  • Who should I meet but Tom?
4. oh my; wowUsually written using kana alone
5. well, ...; so, ...Usually written using kana alone, used when asking for confirmation or approval
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Adverb (fukushi)
1. above anything else; above all; more than anything
  • なに何より
  • だいじ大事な
  • こと
  • じぶん自分
  • あたま
  • かんが考える
  • こと
  • The most important thing is thinking for oneself.
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no', Noun
2. best; greatest; excellent; wonderful; most important
  • わたし
  • じぶん自分
  • けんこう健康
  • なに何より
  • おも思っている
  • I count myself lucky in having good health.
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Adverb (fukushi)
1. (a) little; somewhat; somehowUsually written using kana alone
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Kanji — 1 found

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7 strokes. JLPT N5. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2.
what
Kun: なに なん なに- なん-
On:
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Sentences — 4566 found

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    • たほう他方
    • なに何も
    • する
    • こと
    • なく
    • ちょうじかん長時間
    • ひとり1人
    • ほっておく
    • こども子供
    • にぶ鈍くて
    • おろ愚かな
    • こども子供
    • になり
    • やすい
    If, on the other hand, children are left alone a great deal with nothing to do, they are likely to become dull and unintelligent. Tatoeba
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Names — 53 found

あが 【何】
Family or surname
1. Aga
いつか 【何】
Family or surname
1. Itsuka
か 【何】
Family or surname
1. Ka
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