Basic Japanese Nouns

Basic Japanese Nouns 2017-03-20T16:46:33+00:00

Nouns represent people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to refer to somebody or something. Memorize the Japanese nouns below and you’ll be well equipped for almost every basic conversation.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Japanese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Nouns

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Important nouns

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
child
子供
こども
kodomo
man
男性
だんせい
dansei
woman
女性
じょせい
jyosei
family
家族
かぞく
kazoku
town / city
まち
machi
country
田舎
いなか
inaka
world
世界
せかい
sekai
house
いえ
ie
car
くるま
kuruma
street / road
みち
michi
shop
お店
おみせ
omise
door
ドア
どあ
doa
table
テーブル
てーぶる
teeburu
chair
椅子
いす
isu
window
まど
mado
newspaper
新聞
しんぶん
shinbun
book
ほん
hon
pen
ボールペン
ぼーるぺん
bouru pen
bag
バッグ
ばっぐ
baggu
rucksack
リュックサック
りゅっくさっく
ryukkusakku
happiness
幸せ
しあわせ
shiawase
love
あい
ai
flower
はな
hana
ball
ボール
ぼーる
booru
work
仕事
しごと
shigoto
vacation
休暇
きゅうか
kyuuka
passport
パスポート
ぱすぽーと
pasupooto
language
言語
げんご
gengo
question
質問
しつもん
shitsumon
answer
答え
こたえ
kotae
beginning / start
始まり
はじまり
hajimari
end
終わり
おわり
owari

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