Words — 58 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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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. 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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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. former prime minister; former premier; former chancellor
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1. manager; boss; controller; promoter
2. Motojime
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元締 【もとじめ】
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Noun, No-adjective
1. capital; principal
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元金 【もときん】
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Expression, Godan verb with ru ending
1. to bury the hatchet; to make up; to be reconciled; to be reunited (e.g. couple); to be reinstatedIdiomatic expression
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元の鞘に納まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】元のさやに収まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】元のさやに納まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】もとの鞘に収まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】もとのさやに収まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】もとの鞘に納まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】もとのさやに納まる 【もとのさやにおさまる】
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1. losing everything; coming to nothing; having lost the interest and the principal
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本も子もない 【もともこもない】
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1. as you were; return to your original position!Usually written using kana alone, in drill, calisthenics, etc.
2. er, ratherUsually written using kana alone, See also 元へ, used in speech to correct oneself
  • ふたり2人っきり
  • デート
  • ・・
  • もとい
  • オフかいOFF会
  • おも思った
  • けど
  • そこ
  • まで
  • あま甘く
  • ない
  • So I thought my date, er rather, offline-meeting was going to be just me and her but things aren't that easy.
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Expression, Godan verb with su ending
1. to go back to the start; to reset; to restore; to return to the point (of a discussion); to return something (that has been moved) to previous place; to reconstitute
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もとに戻す 【もとにもどす】元にもどす 【もとにもどす】
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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 — 64 found

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    • じばく自爆テロ
    • はん
    • ベナジル・ブット
    • もとしゅしょう元首相
    • 向けて
    • はっぽう発砲
    • した
    • たま
    • それた
    The suicide bomber fired towards former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but missed. Tatoeba
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Names — 920 found

もと 【元】
Place, Family or surname, Given name, gender not specified
1. Moto
もと 【元子】
Female given name
1. Moto
もとあかさか 【元赤坂】
1. Motoakasaka
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