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Japanese Reading Meaning
jin benevolence
samurai samurai, warrior
ani older brother
fuyu winter
chikara power
yuu bravery
inochi life
wa peace, harmony
tsuchi earth
natsu summer
yume dream
imoto younger sister
ane older sister
musume daughter
mago grandchild
寿 kotobuki longevity
ototo younger brother
kokoro heart
ai love
hoshi star
haru spring
tsuki moon
ki wood
haha mother
mizu water
umi ocean
hi fire
chichi father
oi nephew
rei politeness
kami god
zen zen
fuku good luck
aki autumn
sora sky
bi beauty
gi justice
tora tiger
niji rainbow
makoto veracity
kin metal
oni devil
tamashii soul
ryuu dragon
一番 ichiban No.1
両親 ryoshin parents
京都 Kyoto Kyoto
仏教 bukkyou Buddhism
伝説 densetsu legend
伯母 oba aunt (older than one's parent)
伯父 oji uncle (older than one's parent)
侍魂 samurai damashii samurai sprit
信念 shinnen faith
健康 kenkou health
優雅 yuuga gorgeous
兄弟 kyodai bother(s) , brothers and sisters
先生 sensei teacher
刀剣 touken swords
切腹 seppuku hara kiri, ritual suicide
剣術 kenjutsu the art of fencing, swordmanship
剣豪 kengou master swordsman, master fencer
剣道 kendou kendo, Japanese fencing, swordsmanship
努力 doryoku great effort, endeavour
勇敢 yuukan bravery
勇気 yuuki courage
勝利 shouri victory
友情 yuujou friendship
双子 futago twin
叔母 oba aunt (younger than one's parent)
叔父 oji uncle (younger than one's parent)
叡智 eichi wisdom
叱咤 sitta criticism, encourage
合格 goukaku pass exam
名人 meijin master, expert
名誉 meiyo honor
地獄 jigoku hell
地球 chikyuu earth
堅忍 kennin fortitude
天使 tenshi angel
天国 tengoku heaven
天才 tensai genius
太陽 taiyou sun
嫉妬 shitto envy
子供 kodomo child
宇宙 uchuu universe
完全 kanzen perfect
将軍 shogun shogun
尊敬 sonkei respect
小人 kobito little man
希望 kibou hope
師範 shihan honorific title often used for Martial Arts expert
平和 heiwa peace
幸福 koufuku happiness, good fortune
幻想 gensou illusion
弓道 kyudou archery
復讐 fukushuu revenge
必勝 hissho must win
忍者 ninja ninja
忍耐 nintai patience
忍術 ninjutsu ninja skills in secrecy, stealth and combat techniques
忠義 chuugi loyalty
忠誠 chuujitsu loyalty
思兼 omoikane Shinto god of wisdom and intelligence (from Nihon Shoki)
思金 omoikane Shinto god of wisdom and intelligence (from Kojiki)
怠惰 taida sloth
恋人 koibito sweetheart, boyfriend, girlfriend
恐怖 kyoufu fear, dread, horror, terror
息子 musuko son
悟り satori enlightenment
悪魔 akuma devil
情熱 jounetsu passion
惜別 sekibetsu farewell
愛人 aijin sweetheart, lover
慈善 jizen charity
慎重 shinchou prudence
成功 seikou success
我慢 gaman endurance, patience, perseverance, tolerance
拳法 kenpou kenpo, kung-fu
捌き sabaki sabaki karate
改善 kaizen improvement
新年 shinnen new year
日本 Nippon Japan
暴食 boushoku gluttony
書道 shodou shodo, calligraphy
曾孫 himago great grandchild
有難 arigatou thank you
東京 Tokyo Tokyo
柔術 juuju Japanese martial art usually referring to fighting without a weapon
柔道 juudou judo
根性 konjou nature, disposition, will-power, guts, perseverance
極道 gokudou profligate
欲望 yokubou desire
正義 seigi justice
武者 musha warrior, samurai
武術 bujutsu the martial arts
武道 budou bushido, martial arts
気合 kiai fighting spirit, scream
永遠 eien eternity
浪人 rounin ronin, wandering samurai
涅槃 nehan Nirvana
激怒 gekido wrath
無心 mushin touch
無敵 mutekikan invincible
理想 risou ideal
畢竟 hikkyou in the end
相撲 sumou sumo
真実 shinjitsu truth
矛盾 mujun paradox
知恵 chie wisdom
祖母 sobo grandmother
祖父 sofu grandfather
神風 jinpuu kamikaze (divine wind)
稽古 keiko practice, training, study, rehearsal
空手 karate karate
節制 sessei temperance
精神 seishin spirit
約束 yakusoku promise
結婚 kekkon wedding
肉欲 nikuyoku lust
自然 shizen nature
自由 jiyuu freedom
華麗 karei elegant
薙刀 naginata long sword
蟹座 kaniza cancer
蠍座 sasoriza scorpio
親友 shinyuu best friend
誇り hokori pride
貪欲 donyoku greed
跋扈 bakko domination
躑躅 tsutsuji azalea
道場 doujou dojo, training place, exercise hall, drill hall
達人 tatsujin master, expert
達磨 daruma darma
還暦 kanreki 60th birthday
醜聞 shubun scandal
野望 yabou ambition
鍛錬 tanren disciplining, training
長刀 naginata long sword
長寿 chouju long life, longevity
闘志 toushi fighting spirit
闘魂 toukon fighting spirit
非道 hidou unjust, inhuman
頑張 ganbaru do your best, hold firm
頓知 tonchi wit
高慢 kouman pride
鬼熊 onikuma mythological bear
魔道 madou heresy
魚座 uoza pisces
麗人 reijin beauty, beautiful woman
黙想 mokusou meditation
おたく otaku otaku is a term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom
不死鳥 fushichou phoenix
乙女座 otomeza virgo
双子座 futagoza gemini
古武術 kobujutsu kobujutsu
古武道 kobudou kobudo
合気道 aikidou aikido
天秤座 tenbinza libra
射手座 iteza sagittarius
居合道 iaidou iaido
山羊座 yagiza capricorn
平常心 heijoshin calm mind
従兄弟 ikoto cousin
手裏剣 shurikenn shuriken, small throwing blade
断末魔 danmatsuma death agony
武士道 bushidou the code of the samurai
水瓶座 mizugameza aquarius
洞察力 dousaturyoku foresight
無法者 muhoumono outlaw
無鉄砲 muteppou rash and reckless
牡牛座 oushiza taurus
牡羊座 ohitsujiza aries
獅子座 shishiza leo
用心棒 youjinbou bodyguard, bouncer
目論見 mokuromi plan
祖祖母 sosobo great grandmother
祖祖父 sosofu great grandfather
空手道 karatedou karate
素浪人 surounin poor or lowly masterless samurai
誕生日 tanjobi birthday
護身術 goshinjutsu goshinjutsu, a martial art of self defense
阿修羅 Ashura Hyborian god asura
韋駄天 idaten great runner
頓珍漢 tonchinkan absurdity
かわいい kawaii cute
憂国の士 yuukoku no shi patriotism
日本拳法 nihonkenpou Japanese kenpo, Japanese art of self-defense
永遠の愛 eien no ai eternal love
般若心経 hanya shinkyo heart sutra
クリスマス kurisumasu Christmas
メドゥーサ Medusa Medusa
日和見主義 hiyomiri shugi opportunism, wait and see policy
南無妙法蓮華経 namunyouhourengaikyou glory to the sutra