Words — 62 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; material; base; mix; stockesp. 素
5. (someone's) side; (someone'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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Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no', Noun, used as a prefix
1. former; ex-; past; one-time
  • うちの
  • かみさん
  • プロレスラー
  • だから
  • もし
  • わたし
  • うわき浮気
  • している
  • ところ
  • 見つかり
  • でも
  • しよう
  • ものなら
  • それ
  • こそ
  • コテンパン
  • やられて
  • しまう
  • My wife used to be a pro-wrestler, so if she ever catches me two-timing her, I'd be beaten to a pulp.
Noun, Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
2. earlier times; the past; previous state
Noun, Adverb (fukushi)
3. formerly; previously; originally; before
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旧 【もと】故 【もと】
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Adverb (fukushi), Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
1. originally; from the start; from the beginning; from the outset; by natureUsually written using kana alone
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi), Noun
2. none the worse (for); (coming out) even; in the same position (as before)Usually written using kana alone, usu. as 〜て(も)もともと, 〜でもともと, etc.
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元元 【もともと】本本 【もともと】本々 【もともと】
本本: Rarely-used kanji form. 本々: Rarely-used kanji form.
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Adverb (fukushi)
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.
Adverb (fukushi)
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.
Adverb (fukushi)
3. not to mention ...; not only ... but also ...; to say nothing of ...Usually written using kana alone, usu. as ...はもとより...も
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固より 【もとより】素より 【もとより】
固より: Rarely-used kanji form. 素より: Rarely-used kanji form.
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Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no', Noun, Adverb (fukushi)
1. as before; as ever; as it was originallyoft. adv. as ~に
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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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もともく 木阿弥
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1. ending up right back where one started
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1. manager; controller; administrator
2. chief treasurer
3. boss (of a gambling den)
4. Motojime
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元締 【もとじめ】
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Noun, Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
1. capital; principal
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元金 【もときん】
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), I-adjective (keiyoushi)
1. losing everything; suffering a total loss; coming to nothing; having lost the interest and the principalIdiomatic expression
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元も子も無い 【もともこもない】
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), 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. 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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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), 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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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with ru ending
1. to return to normal; to revert to the starting point; to go back to how it was
  • かれ
  • いちねん一年
  • ちか近く
  • アルコール
  • るい
  • ことわ断っていた
  • しょうがつ正月
  • ころ
  • きん
  • やぶ破って
  • また
  • もとにもど元に戻って
  • しまった
  • He had been dry for almost a year, but he fell off the wagon around New Year's Day.
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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 — 65 found

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    • せいちょうき成長期
    • げんき元気
    • ない
    • こども子供
    • いしゃ医者
    • てあて手当
    • して
    • もらう
    • ひつよう必要
    • あろう
    A growing child who is not full of beans probably needs medical attention. 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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