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  • たま tama

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  • noun
    ball, sphere, globe, orb
    • bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet
      • ball (in sports)
          • esp. 球
        • pile (of noodles, etc.)
          • bullet
              • esp. 弾; also written as 弾丸
            • bulb (i.e. a light bulb)
                • esp. 球
              • lens (of glasses, etc.)
                • bead (of an abacus)
                    • esp. 玉,珠
                  • slangabbreviation
                    ball (i.e. a testicle)
                    • see also: 
                    • esp. 玉
                  • gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl
                      • esp. 玉,珠; also written as 璧
                    • female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
                      • derogatory
                        person (when commenting on their nature), character
                        • item, funds or person used as part of a plot
                          • nounnoun (suffix)
                            egg
                            • see also: 
                          • noun (suffix)
                            coin
                              • usu. だま
                            • precious, beautiful, excellent
                              • bal
                                • peertje, lamp, gloeilamp, lichtpeertje
                                  • kogel, projectiel, {verzameln.} scherp, blauwe boon, loden boon, huzarenboon
                                    • nietje
                                      • balle, sphère, globe, orbe
                                        • perle (de sueur, de rosée, etc.), goutte, gouttelette
                                          • artiste féminine (par ex. une geisha)
                                            • personne (en commentant sa nature), caractère
                                              • objet, fonds ou personne utilisés dans le cadre d'un complot
                                                • œuf
                                                  • pièce (de monnaie)
                                                    • précieux, beau, excellent
                                                      • balle (pour un sport)
                                                        • tas (de nouilles, etc.)
                                                          • balle (comme munition)
                                                            • ampoule (c.-à-d. une ampoule électrique)
                                                              • verres (de lunettes, etc.), lentilles (de contact, etc.)
                                                                • boule (d'un boulier)
                                                                  • boule (c.-à-d. une testicule)
                                                                    • gemme, joyau (en part. sphérique ; parfois utilisé au sens figuré), perle
                                                                      • Kugel, Ball
                                                                        • Tropfen, Träne
                                                                          • Ball (bei Baseb., Golf)
                                                                            • Wurf
                                                                              • Kugel, Gewehrkugel, Kanonenkugel, Geschoss
                                                                                • Glühbirne, Birne
                                                                                  • Vakuumröhre, Röhre
                                                                                    • Linse, Glas (einer Brille)
                                                                                      • Billardkugel, Billardspiel, Billard
                                                                                        • Kugel eines Soroban
                                                                                          • Hühnerei
                                                                                            • Eier, Hode, Hoden, Testikel
                                                                                              • (runder)Juwel, Edelstein, Perle
                                                                                                • Nudelnest
                                                                                                  • schöne Frau
                                                                                                    • Schönheit einer Frau
                                                                                                      • Geisha
                                                                                                        • Prostituierte
                                                                                                          • Person, Mensch (insbes., wenn es ums Aussehen geht)
                                                                                                            • zur Verwirklichung eines Planes notwendige Personen oder Finanzen, Kugel, Gewehrkugel, Geschoss
                                                                                                              • dóm, golyó, gombolyag, gömb, golyó, gömb, dóm, gombolyag, csigaház, gránát, héjazat, héjszerkezet, karosszérialemezek, kéreg, külsőség, páncél, versenycsónak
                                                                                                                • 1) шар, шарик; бусинка; капля; (ср.) おたま【お玉】, 2) мяч, 3) бильярд, 4) линза, 5) электрическая лампочка, 6) ((чаще) 丸, 弾) пуля; снаряд; дробь, 7) (玉, (редко) 璧) драгоценный камень, драгоценность, Дополнено:
                                                                                                                  • bolita, piedra preciosa, cuenta de un collar, abalorio, perla, joya, bola, esfera
                                                                                                                    • moneda
                                                                                                                      • joya, perla
                                                                                                                        • testículos
                                                                                                                          • grapa
                                                                                                                            • persona (cuando se comenta sobre su naturaleza), carácter, globo, esfera, bola, bala, cartucho, proyectil

                                                                                                                              Kanji in this word

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                                                                                                                              • 5 strokes

                                                                                                                                jewel, ball

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                                                                                                                              • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                こいつがそんな玉じゃないことなんてとうの昔に解っていたからさ。 

                                                                                                                                Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                Translation

                                                                                                                                That's because, you see, I've known he isn't that sort of person from a long time back.

                                                                                                                                Det beror på, förstår du, att jag har vetat sen länge att han inte är den sortens människa.


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                                                                                                                              • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                艱難汝を玉にす。 

                                                                                                                                Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                Translation

                                                                                                                                Hardship makes the man.

                                                                                                                                La adversidad hace a un hombre sabio, no rico.


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                                                                                                                              • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                彼の額には玉のような汗が浮かんでいた。 

                                                                                                                                Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                Translation

                                                                                                                                There were beads of sweat on his forehead.

                                                                                                                                Es waren Schweißperlen auf seiner Stirn.

                                                                                                                                Había gotas de sudor en su frente.


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                                                                                                                              • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                弾が彼の頬をかすめた。 

                                                                                                                                Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                Translation

                                                                                                                                The bullet just shaved his cheek.

                                                                                                                                Пуля только чуть поцарапала ему щеку.


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                                                                                                                              • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                ニッケルは5セント玉です。 

                                                                                                                                Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                Translation

                                                                                                                                A nickel is a five-cent coin.

                                                                                                                                Ein Nickel ist eine Fünfcentmünze.


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                                                                                                                              Pronunciation

                                                                                                                              The way this word is usually spoken.

                                                                                                                              The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

                                                                                                                              There are words having multiple different pronunciations. In that case they will be ordered by popularity.

                                                                                                                              • ぎょく gyoku

                                                                                                                              Translation

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                                                                                                                              There are cases where a word may have different meanings. In that case all the meanings will be ordered by popularity.

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                                                                                                                              • noun
                                                                                                                                precious stone (esp. jade)
                                                                                                                                  • also formerly read as ごく
                                                                                                                                • food term
                                                                                                                                  egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping)
                                                                                                                                  • stock or security being traded, product being bought or sold
                                                                                                                                    • position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer)
                                                                                                                                      • see also: 
                                                                                                                                    • geisha
                                                                                                                                      • abbreviation
                                                                                                                                        time charge for a geisha
                                                                                                                                        • see also: 
                                                                                                                                      • shogi termabbreviation
                                                                                                                                        king (of the junior player)
                                                                                                                                        • see also: 
                                                                                                                                      • edelsteen, gemme, juweel, kleinood, {verzameln.} bijouterie, {fig.} sieraad, {fig.} pronkstuk, {fig.} prachtstuk, {fig.} prachtexemplaar, {fig.} dot
                                                                                                                                        • rond, bolvormig voorwerp, bol, sfeer, {ビリヤードの} biljartbal
                                                                                                                                          • {i.h.b.} muntstuk, {inform., mv.} ballen
                                                                                                                                            • drup, druppel, traan, {汗の} parel
                                                                                                                                              • kraal, balletje
                                                                                                                                                • {眼鏡の} lens
                                                                                                                                                  • bal, testikel, testis, {volkst.} patroon, {vulg.} kloot
                                                                                                                                                    • bal, {野菜の} krop, {ウールの} knot, kluwen, knoedel
                                                                                                                                                      • meisje (van plezier), snoesje
                                                                                                                                                        • schoonheid, lekker ding, stuk, dier, kanjer, spetter, brok, {inform.} stoot, {inform.} poes, {slang} schat, {slang} babe
                                                                                                                                                          • {maatwoord voor ronde, bolvormige voorwerpen}
                                                                                                                                                            • Edelstein, Juwel
                                                                                                                                                              • Jade
                                                                                                                                                                • Eier, japanisches Omelett
                                                                                                                                                                  • Geisha oder Prostituierte
                                                                                                                                                                    • Geld, um eine Geisha oder Prostituierte kommen zu lassen
                                                                                                                                                                      • König
                                                                                                                                                                        • Handelspositionen, gehandelte Aktien
                                                                                                                                                                          • király
                                                                                                                                                                            • 1) драгоценный камень, 2) нефрит; яшма, 3) повременная оплата {гейши}, 4) (бирж.) купленная (проданная) облигация; купленный (проданный) товар, 5) (прост.) яйцо
                                                                                                                                                                              • piedra preciosa (esp. jade)
                                                                                                                                                                                • (en un restaurante) huevo (o comidas que contienen huevo, esp. tamago-yaki nigirizushi)
                                                                                                                                                                                  • king (shogi)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Kanji in this word

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Clicking on the kanji will get you to the kanji information page, with more information like the onyomi and kunyomi, or the order on how to write it.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • 5 strokes

                                                                                                                                                                                      jewel, ball

                                                                                                                                                                                    Example sentences

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Japanese sentence, the sentence analysis, and the English translation are always included. Using the sentence analysis is possible to learn how the sentence is constructed and every single word can be examined one by one.

                                                                                                                                                                                    In some cases translation to other languages can also be included. Quality of the translation may vary and it's included for reference only.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                                                                      王手をかけられたほうは、玉を逃げるなどの方法で王手を防がねばなりません。 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                      Translation

                                                                                                                                                                                      The checked player must find a way for the king to escape and block the check.


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                                                                                                                                                                                    • Japanese sentence

                                                                                                                                                                                      ボスには玉石混交のグループとは言われたけれど、俺は玉かな、それとも石なのかな。 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sentence analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                      Translation

                                                                                                                                                                                      The boss said this group is a real mixed bag. I wonder if he places me with the wheat or the chaff.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Der Chef meinte, diese Gruppe wäre eine bunte Mischung. Ich frage mich, ob er mich zur Spreu oder zum Weizen zählt.


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