TAKOBOTO

Japanese dictionary & Nihongo learning tool. Use it online here or download an offline app
根本根源根元根原
Readings
こんげん
kongen
Reading restricted to 根源
Reading restricted to 根元
Reading restricted to 根原
ねもと
nemoto
Reading restricted to 根本
Reading restricted to 根元
こんぽん
konpon
Reading restricted to 根本
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
root, source, origin, foundation, base, principleorigine, racine, sourceUrsprung, Quelle, Wurzel, Herkunft, Ursache

Kanji
ON: コンKUN: ね, -ね
root, radical, head (pimple)

ON: ホンKUN: もと
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

ON: コンKUN: ね, -ね
root, radical, head (pimple)

ON: ゲンKUN: みなもと
source, origin

ON: コンKUN: ね, -ね
root, radical, head (pimple)

ON: ゲン, ガンKUN: もと
beginning, former time, origin

ON: コンKUN: ね, -ね
root, radical, head (pimple)

ON: ゲンKUN: はら
meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness

Example sentences
金は諸悪の根源。Parts: (かね), 諸悪 (しょあく), 根源 (こんげん)Money is the root of all evil.
Деньги - корень всех зол.
Geld ist die Wurzel allen Übels.

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!