TAKOBOTO

Japanese dictionary & Nihongo learning tool. Use it online here or download an offline app
元は
Readings
もとは
motoha
Meanings
Expression
originallyzu Beginn, zu Anfang

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

Example sentences
元はと言えば、健ちゃんが鈍ちんなのがいけないんだからね~っ。Parts: 元は (もとは), と言えば (といえば), ちゃん, 鈍ちん (にぶちん), 行けない (いけない), からWhen you think about it, it's all Kenny's fault for being so obtuse.

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!