Words — 234 found

1. origin; sourceusu. 元
  • けんせい憲政
  • きき危機
  • はじ始まった
  • このような
  • じょうきょう状況
  • もと
  • であった
  • It was under these circumstances that the constitutional crisis began.
2. base; basis; foundation; rootesp. 基
  • この
  • システム
  • もと
  • せいと生徒
  • こうたい交替
  • おし教え
  • あい
  • おたがお互いに
  • たすけあ助け合わ
  • なければなりません
  • The basis of this system is that the students must take turns in teaching, they have to help each other.
3. causealso 因, 原
  • その
  • じむいん事務員
  • かろう過労
  • もと
  • 死んだ
  • The clerk died from overwork.
4. ingredient; materialesp. 素
5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) locationOnly applies to 元
  • かれ
  • なぜ
  • つま
  • かれ彼の
  • もと
  • 去った
  • わからなかった
  • He had no idea why his wife left him.
6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
7. (plant) root; (tree) trunk
8. first section of a wakaSee also 和歌
9. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)Only applies to 本
10. handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
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本 【もと】素 【もと】基 【もと】
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No-adjective, Noun - used as a prefix
1. former; ex-; past; one-time
Noun, No-adjective
2. earlier times; the past; previous state
Adverbial noun
3. formerly; previously; originally; before
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旧 【もと】故 【もと】
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1. unknown (e.g. in an equation)Mathematics
2. element (of a set)Mathematics
3. yuan (monetary unit of China)
4. Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368); Yüan dynasty; Mongol dynasty
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5. Yuan
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1. yuan (monetary unit of China)Usually written using kana alone, See also 元 げん, From Chinese
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1. element; chemical elementChemistry term, Only applies to 元素, See also 化学元素
2. (classical) element (e.g. earth, water, air, fire)
3. origin; sourceArchaism
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原素 【げんそ】
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Adverb, No-adjective
1. originally; by nature; from the startUsually written using kana alone
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本々 【もともと】元元 【もともと】本本 【もともと】
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1. originally; essentially; naturally; by nature; really; actually
2. in the first place; to begin with
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1. New Year's Day
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元日 【がんにち】
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1. sovereign; ruler; head of state
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1. from the beginning; from the first; all along; originallyUsually written using kana alone
  • もとより
  • わたし
  • さいあく最悪
  • じたい事態
  • かくご覚悟
  • していた
  • From the outset I was prepared for the worst.
2. of courseUsually written using kana alone
  • もとより
  • そんな
  • こと
  • しょうち承知
  • うえ
  • Of course I am aware of that.
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固より 【もとより】素より 【もとより】
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1. New Year's DayColloquialism, See also 元日
2. New Year's morning; morning of New Year's Dayorig. meaning
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Na-adjective, Temporal noun
1. as before; as ever; as it was originally
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元どおり 【もとどおり】
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1. first year (of an imperial era)
2. year something (important) first happened or began
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1. former prime minister; former premier; former chancellor
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1. cheerfully; spiritedly; vigorously; lively
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元気良く 【げんきよく】
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Kanji — 1 found

4 strokes. JLPT N4. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2.
beginning, former time, origin
Kun: もと
On: ゲン ガン
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Sentences — 405 found

  • 74227
    • こんかい今回
    • まだ
    • りょうがえ両替
    • していなかった
    • ので
    • にほんえん日本円
    • じんみんげん人民元
    • 替える
    • ひつよう必要
    • あった
    This time I hadn't converted my money yet, so I needed to change Yen into Yuan. Tatoeba
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Names — 1235 found

うおん 【元】
Family or surname
1. Uon
うん 【元】
Family or surname
1. Un
げん 【元】
Family or surname, Given name, gender not specified
1. Gen
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