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, なに
Pronoun
1. what
2. you-know-what, that thing
3. whatsit, whachamacallit, what's-his-name, what's-her-name
Adverb, with neg. sentence
4. (not) at all, (not) in the slightest, huh?
Interjection, indicates anger or irritability
5. hey!
ここの家、何匹猫がいるの?
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何か, なに, なんか
Adverb
1. something, some, any
2. somehow, for some reason
3. (is there) something (you want, etc.)
ここまでのところで何か落としていることはありませんか。
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何も, なに
Expression, with neg. verb
1. (not) anything, (nothing) at all, (not) any, nothing
as ...も何も
2. and everything else, and all
as ...なくてもいい, ...ことはない, etc.
3. (not) at all, (not) in the least, (not) especially, (not) to that extent
過ちのない者は何も作り出せない。
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なぜ, 何故, 何ゆえ, なにゆえ
Adverb, Usually in kana
why, how
あなたはなぜ働いているの。
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何気なく, 何げなく, 何気無く, なにげなく
Expression, Adverb
unintentionally, calmly, inadvertently, innocently
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何を隠そう, 何をかくそう, なにをかくそう
Expression
to be frank with you, to tell you the truth, I'm going to lay my cards on the table
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何より, なにより
Expression, Adverb
1. above anything else, above all, more than anything
May take 'no'
2. best, greatest, excellent, wonderful, most important
私は自分が健康で何よりだと思っている。
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何事, 何ごと, なにごと
1. what, what sort of thing
See 何事も・1
2. everything, anything
used to rebuke someone
3. what (on earth)?, what's the meaning of this ...?, what's this ... all about?
彼の信念は何事にも揺るがなかった。
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何なのか, なんなのか, なになのか
Expression
what is it (that), the meaning of something, what something is about
ある人を天才にし、別の人を愚か者にするのは何なのか。
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何者, 何もの, なにもの
who, what kind of person
そこで、今の人達が何者なのか説明しておきたいと思います。
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何しろ, なにしろ
Adverb, See 何せ
at any rate, anyhow, anyway, in any case, because, as you know, for you see
何しろ小さい店なので、彼は会計係から倉庫係まで多くの仕事を一手にこなさなければならない。
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何物, 何もの, なにもの
1. something
2. nothing (with neg. verb)
何ものにもまして私は健康になりたい。
何かと, 何彼と, なにかと
Adverb
one way or another, in many ways, in various ways
妻がいないと何かと不自由だ。
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何気ない, 何気無い, なにげない
casual, unconcerned, nonchalant
何気なく言った言葉も誰かを傷つけることがある。
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難波, 浪花, 浪速, 浪華, なに
Naniwa (former name for Osaka region)
なにやら, 何やら
Adverb, See 何か・なにか・1, Usually in kana
1. something, some kind of
See 何か・なにか・2
2. for some reason
私はなにやら彼に話さなければならないことがある。
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何にも, なににも
Expression, Adverb, 何(なに) + にも
everything, all
このロボット何でも私の言うことを聞くんだ。疲れて、何にもしたくない時は、助かるね。なんて、ありえない話だよね。
何様, 何さま, なにさま
often used sarcastically
1. person of importance, a somebody
Adverb
2. absolutely, certainly, to be sure
自分を何様だと思っているのだ、人をそんな風に見て。
なに, 何せ, なんせ
Adverb, Usually in kana
at any rate, anyhow
我々はボロ勝ちした。何せ相手の選手ときたら弱いのなんの。
何語, なに
what language
カナダでは何語を話しますか。
何くれ, 何呉, なにくれ
Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Adverb
in various ways
何分, 何ぶん, なにぶん
May take 'no'
1. some, any, (a) little, of some kind, of some sort
Adverb
2. please
3. anyway, anyhow, at any rate, after all
この冷凍アスパラガスは何分ゆでましょうか。
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なにがし, 何がし, 何某, 某, なにぼう
Only なにがし, May take 'no', Usually in kana, usu. in the form なにがしか
1. certain amount, some
Pronoun
2. certain person, Mr So-and-so, a certain ...
Humble, Archaism
3. I, me
何人, 何びと, なにびと, なんびと, なんぴと
Pronoun
anyone, any person, whoever
あなたには何人子供がいますか。
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何気に, なにげに
Adverb, Colloquialism
1. inadvertently, for no special reason
2. truthfully, unexpectedly
3. after realizing, without knowing
なにげに話を聞いていたのね。
何人, なにじん
what nationality
あなたには何人子供がいますか。
何用, なによう
Expression
what kind of business, what sort of matter
名に負う, なにおう
Expression, Godan verb, See 名にし負う・なにしおう
to be famous, to be celebrated, to be worthy of the name
なにくそ, 何糞
Usually in kana
damn it!, dang it!
何色, なにいろ
what color
何型, なにがた
1. what shape?, what type?, which model?
See 血液型・けつえきがた
2. which blood group?
何これ, 何コレ, なにこれ, なにコレ, ナニコレ
Interjection, Colloquialism
what the?, what's going on?, what's this?
何それ, 何ソレ, なにそれ, なにソレ, ナニソレ
Interjection, Colloquialism
what the?, what's that?, what are you doing?, what's going on?
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