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Readings of the Japanese word.

The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

Words having multiple readings will be ordered by popularity.

  • (おに)
    おに (oni)
  • ()
    き (ki)

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  • noun
    ogre, demon, oni
    • noun
      spirit of a deceased person
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      • Applies only to おに
      noun
      ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.)
        • Applies only to おに
        noun
        it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.)
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        • Applies only to き
        astronomynoun
        Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
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        • Applies only to おに
        slangprefix
        very, extremely, super-
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      • duivel, demon, boze geest, kwade geest
        • geest, geestverschijning, spook, fantoom, schim
          • schuldeiser, crediteur
            • iemand die een passie heeft voor iets, iemand die ergens bezeten van is, enthousiast persoon, enthousiasteling, maniak, geobsedeerd persoon
              • monster, demon
                • geest, ziel, genius, {shintoïsme} kami
                  • geest der afgestorvene, {Rom.myth.} manen, Manes
                    • {boeddh.} preta
                      • {Chin.astron.} Geest, Guǐ {= één van de achtentwintig maanhuizen}, (a) geest, (b) demon, (c) {boeddh.} preta, (d) monster, gedrocht, (e) superwezen, (f) {Chin.astron.} Guǐ
                        • oni, ogre, démon
                          • esprit d'une personne décédée
                            • personne ogresque (c.-à-d. féroce, implacable, impitoyable, etc.)
                              • loup (dans un jeu de chat perché, cache-cache, etc.)
                                • constellation chinoise du « Lutin » (une des 28 loges lunaires)
                                  • très, extrêmement, super-
                                    • Teufel, Dämon, Satan
                                      • böser Geist
                                        • Seele eines Verstorbenen
                                          • Fangermandl, Fänger beim Spielen
                                            • Teufels…, unnachgiebiger, gnadenloser
                                              • gonosz szellem, annak, az, azt, érvényesülési képesség, hunyó, neki, olasz ürmös, olasz vermut, őt
                                                • 1) чёрт, дьявол (тж. о назойливом кредиторе), 2) дух (умершего), 3) водящий (в играх)
                                                  • ogro (o algún ente de gran maldad), demonio

                                                    The Japanese Ogre: Oni 鬼

                                                    What do you know about the Japanese mythological creature oni?

                                                    👹 There are so many different kind of monsters in the traditional Japanese folklore. The Japanese ogre or Oni 鬼 is a gigantic ogre like creature with humanoid form but usually having sharp claws, extra fingers or more than two eyes.

                                                    Oni originally were invisible spirits bringing diseases, disasters and other bad things. Eventually those spirits began being represented with the humanoid form we know them nowadays. It’s common to see people dressed as Oni in some Japanese festivals to help to bring good luck.

                                                    Kanji in this word

                                                    Analysis of the kanji ideograms forming the word.

                                                    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.

                                                    • 10 strokes

                                                      ghost, devil

                                                    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.

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                                                    • Japanese sentence

                                                      来年のことを言えば鬼が笑う。 

                                                      Sentence analysis
                                                      Translation

                                                      Speak of the next year, and the devil will laugh.

                                                      Когда ты говоришь о будущем, демоны смеются.


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                                                    Reading

                                                    Readings of the Japanese word.

                                                    The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

                                                    Words having multiple readings will be ordered by popularity.

                                                    • (しこ)
                                                      しこ (shiko)

                                                    Translation

                                                    Translation of the selected word to several languages.

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

                                                    Some translations may have tags associated giving miscellaneous information (grammatical, way of writing, ...). There may also be links to similar or antonym words.

                                                    English is the main language for the translations, but some words will also be available in other languages: Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, or Swedish.

                                                    • derogatoryobscure termnoun (prefix)
                                                      ugly, repulsive, detestable, contemptible
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                                                    • obscure termnoun (prefix)
                                                      unworthy, insignificant, humble
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                                                      • in self-reference; oft. as しこの
                                                    • archaismnoun
                                                      strong and frightening thing

                                                      Kanji in this word

                                                      Analysis of the kanji ideograms forming the word.

                                                      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.

                                                      • 10 strokes

                                                        ghost, devil