List: shogi

Terms used in shogi, a game also known as Japanese chess.

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と   to

Popular  JLPT-3 

  • if, when
  • and
  • with
  • used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
  • promoted pawn
  • indicates a question

囲い  かこい kakoi


  • enclosure, fence, wall, pen, paling
  • storage (of fruit, vegetables, etc.)
  • partitioned area of a room for conducting tea ceremonies
  • mistress
  • castle, strong defensive position

王手  おうて oute


  • check

王将  おうしょう oushou


  • king (of the senior player)

角  かく kaku

Popular  JLPT-1 

  • angle
  • square, cube
  • bishop
  • third degree (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale)
  • Chinese "horn" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • jiao (monetary unit of China; one-tenth of a yuan)

詰む  つむ tsumu


  • to become fine (of fabric)
  • to be checkmated
  • to be hard pressed, to be at a loss, to reach the limits

教王  きょうおう kyouou

  • teaching king

筋  すじ suji

Popular  JLPT-3 

  • muscle, tendon, sinew
  • vein, artery
  • fiber, fibre, string
  • line, stripe, streak
  • reason, logic
  • plot, storyline
  • lineage, descent
  • school (e.g. of scholarship or arts)
  • aptitude, talent
  • source (of information, etc.), circle, channel
  • well-informed person (in a transaction)
  • logical move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • ninth vertical line
  • seam on a helmet
  • gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.)
  • social position, status
  • on (a river, road, etc.), along
  • counter for long thin things, counter for roads or blocks when giving directions
  • (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency)

金  きん kin

Popular  JLPT-3 

  • gold (Au), golden (color), gold (medal, cup)
  • valuable, of highest value
  • money, gold coin
  • Friday
  • metal (fourth of the five elements)
  • Jin dynasty (China, 1115-1234), Chin dynasty, Jurchen dynasty
  • gold general
  • testicles
  • karat, carat

金将  きんしょう kinshou

  • gold general