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
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
child 子供kodomo
man 男性dansei
woman 女性jyosei
family 家族kazoku
town / city machi
country 田舎inaka
world 世界sekai
house ie
car kuruma
street / road michi
shop お店omise
door ドアdoa
table テーブルteburu
chair 椅子isu
window mado
newspaper 新聞shinbun
book hon
penボールペンbohru-pen
bag バッグbaggu
rucksack リュックサックryukkusakku
happiness 幸せshiawase
love 愛するai-suru
flower hana
ball ボールbohru
work 仕事shigoto
vacation 休暇kyuuka
passport パスポートpasupohto
language 言語gengo
question 質問shitsumon
answer 答えkotae
beginning / start 始まるhajimaru
end 終わりowari
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