TAKOBOTO

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言葉
Readings
ことば
kotoba
けとば
ketoba
Reading restricted to 言葉
Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 言語
language, dialectlangage, mot(s), parole

See also: 単語
word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark

speech, (manner of) speakingслово, языкSprache, Muttersprache, Wort, Dialekt, Mundart, Ausdruck, Sprechweise, Diktion, Wortlaut, Wortwahl
Kanji
ON: ゲン, ゴンKUN: い.う, こと
say

ON: ヨウKUN:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece

ON:
part of speech, words, poetry

ON: KUN: や.める, いな.む
resign, word, term, expression

Example sentences
言葉が出てこなかった。Parts: 言葉 (ことば), 出る (でる), 来る (くる)Words failed me.
Les mots me manquaient.

こういった言葉使いは彼の人格に合わない。Parts: こういった, 言葉 (ことば), 使い (つかい), (かれ), 人格 (じんかく), 合う (あう)Such language doesn't harmonize with his character.

「言葉の一面は、伝達しようとする意志である」と彼は言う。Parts: 言葉 (ことば), 一面 (いちめん), 伝達 (でんたつ), しようとする, 意志 (いし), である, (かれ), 言う (いう)"One aspect of language is an intent to communicate," he says.

Community comments
The words and kanji on this web site come from the amazing dictionary files JMDict, EDICT and KANJIDIC. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. The example sentences come from the projects Tatoeba and Tanaka Corpus. Kanji search by radicals is based on the Kradfile2 and Kradfile-u files containing radical decomposition of 13108 Japanese characters. Many thanks to all the people involved in those projects!