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English:Japanese:
abacus soroban, soroban, soroban
abbot sôzyô
abolish haisisuru
abolition haisi, haisi
about yaku
abrogate haisisuru
abrogation haisi, haisi
abscess haremono
absence kesseki, kesseki
absolute zettai
absolutely zettai ni
absorption kyûsyû
absurd bakarasii
accept ukeireru
acceptance syôdaku
access kôgeki
accession kakutoku
accidence gûzen
accident ziko
acclaim hakusyusuru, hakusyu
acclamation hakusyu
accounting boki
ace êsu
acerbic nigai
acetous suppai
achieve kakutokusuru
acid suppai, san
acknowledge hakuzyôsuru, zikyôsuro
acknowledgement hakuzyô, zikyô
acorn donguri
acquire kakutokusuru
acquisition kakutoku
action tatakai
actor haiyû
actress zyoyû
acupuncture hari
ad happyo
address zyûsyo
adjective keiyôsi
admirable kansin
admiral kaiguntaisyô
admiration kansin
admission syôdaku, hakuzyô, zikyô
admit hakuzyôsuru, zikyôsuro
adopt saiyôsuru, saiyôsuru
adoptive child yôsi
advantage toku
advantageous yûri
adventure bôken
adverb hukusi
advertise happyôsuru
advertisement happyo
advice zyogen
advise zyogensuru
aerogramme kôkûsyokan
aeroplane hikôki
affair ziken
affirm dangensuru
Afghan Ahuganisutan no, Ahuganisutanzin
Afghanistan Ahuganisutan
afraid kowai
Africa Ahurika
afternoon gogo
age tosi
agency dairiten
agenda gizi
agent dairinin
aggression kôgeki, kôgeki
aggro kôgeki
agriculture nôgyô, nôgyô
air kûki
air letter kôkûsyokan
airplane hikôki
airport kûkô
airsickness hikôkiyoi
alarm mezamasidokei
alarmclock mezamasidokei
album arabamu
alcohol sake, arukôru
alcoholism arukôru izonsyô
ale bîru
algebra daisû
Algeria Aruzeria
Algerian Aruzeria no, Aruzeriazin
allergic arerugîsei no
allergy arerugî
alley uradôri
alligator wani
almond âmondo
almost hotondo
alone hitori
already
also mata, mo
altar saidan
aluminium aruminyûmu
aluminum aruminyûmu
always itu mo
ambassador taisi
ambiguous aimai
ambition yasin
ambitious yasinteki
ambulance kyûkyûsya
America Amerika
American Amerika no, Amerikazin
ammonia anmonia
ammunition danyaku
amusement goraku
amusing omosiroi
anaesthesia masui
analyse bunsekisuru
analysis bunseki
anchor ikari
ancient kottôhin
and si; to; -te
angel tensi
angle kakudo
angry okotta
animal dôbutu, kedamono
ankle asikubi
announce happyôsuru
annual maitosi no
another hoka no
answer henzi
ant ari
Antarctic nankyoku
anthropology zinruigaku
antibiotic kôseibussitu
antidote gedokuzai
antique kottôhin
apartment apâto
apathy mukandô
appetite syokuyoku
applaud hakusyusuru
apple ringo
appointment book gizi
apprehension taiho
approval hakusyu
approximately yaku
apricot anzu
April sigatu
Aquarius Mizugameza
Arab Arabiazin
Arabia Arabia
Arabian Arabia no
Arabic Arabia no
archaeologist kôkogakusya
archaeology kôkogaku
architect kentikuka
Arctic Hokkyoku
Argentina Aruzentin
Argentine Aruzentin no, Aruzentinzin
Argentinean Aruzentin no
Aries Ohituziza
arise umareru
aristocracy kizoku, kizoku sezi
aristocrat kizoku
arithmetic sansû
arm ude
Armenia Arumenia
Armenian Arumenia no, Arumenia no
armpit wakinosita
aroma kaori
arrest taihosuru, taiho
arrival tôtyaku
arrive tuku
arrow ya
art geizyutu
art gallery garô
artery dômyaku
artificial zinkô
artist geizyutuka
as kara
ash hai
ashamed hazukasii
ashtray haizara
Asia Azia
Asian Azia no, Aziazin
Asiatic Azia no
ask ni
aspirin asupirin
assault kôgekisuru
assent dangensuru, dangen
asset kakutoku
aster sion
asthma zensoku
astrology senseigaku
astronomy tenmongaku
at once sugu ni
at that place asoko ni, soko ni
athlete sensyu
Atlantic Taiseiyô
Atlantic Ocean Taiseiyô
atmosphere taiki
atom gensi
atom bomb gensi bakudan
attack kôgekisuru, kôgeki
attain kakutokusuru
aubergine nasu
auction seriuri
August hatigatu
aunt oba, obasan
Australia Ôsutoraria
Australian Ôsutoraria no, Ôsutorariazin
Austria Ôsutoria
Austrian Ôsutoria no, Ôsutoriazin
autobiography ziden
autobus basu
autonomy ziti
autumn aki
average heikin
avoid sakeru
awareness isiki
axe ono
azalea tutuzi


Four Writing Systems
Japanese has four different writing systems; kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romanji. Kanji was imported from China in the 6th Century AD. It has over 2,000 signs. Hiragana is used in children’s books and for simple words, conjugations, and participles. It’s usually the first one people learn. Katakana is the type of writing reserved for foreign words. Romanji is the romantic version of Japanese in written form, often simplifying original words.
Unlike other languages which are written from right to left horizontally, Japanese is also written vertically in columns from right to left.
Unlike Any Other Language
Some languages are derived from others like Latin, Spanish, or French for example. Japanese is not. Until recent studies by linguists, it was classified as a language isolate. But shares common features with Ryukyuan languages, indigenous to Southern Japan.
Talk Fast
Japanese is spoken at a rate of 7.84 syllables-per second, making it one of the fastest spoken languages among native speakers. English is only spoken at 6.19 syllables-per second by comparison which is nearly 2 syllables slower!