Akemi's Anime World

Anime Fan's Dictionary Reference

selected terms: 155

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-chan
Affectionate suffix, added to the names of children or people with a very close relationship to the speaker.
abunai
adj.
Dangerous.
 
Used broadly as a warning; "Abunai!" = "Look out!"
aho
n.
Fool, idiot.
 
From the Kansai (Oosaka region) dialect, but commonly used throughout Japan.
Synonym: baka
ai
n.
Romantic love.
See also: koi
akachan
n.
Baby.
akai
adj.
Red.
akarui
adj.
Bright; cheerful (personality).
 
Usually used literally, but can be used figuratively as well.
See also: kurai
akuma
n.
Demon; devil; evil spirit; Satan.
 
Can be used both to describe a Christian-type Satan and more generally for evil demon-type creatures.
See also: mamono
anime
n.
Animation; common slang for "animeeshon".
See also: animeeshon
animeeshon
n.
Animation.
 
Note that animeeshon (nor its common abbreviation, anime) is not restricted to Japanese-produced animation; it can be used for any form of animation.
See also: anime
Source: English word "animation".
ano
adj.
That [] over there.
 
Used to identify objects not near the speaker or the person being spoken to.
See also: kono, sono, dono
anoo...
interj.
"Umm..."
 
Used to attract a person's attention, or as an interjection when a person is not clear on how to react to a situation.
aoi
  1. adj.
    Blue. Also used more broadly to describe cool colors in general--blues and greens. The green light on Japanese traffic signals are also called "aoi" despite the fact that they are green.
  2. adj.
    Fresh, as in freshly sprouted or young; similarly, used to mean naive. May come from either the green color of freshly sprouted plants, or from the blue spot that is present on the lower back of most Asian children.
are
rel.pron.
That [object over there].
 
Used to refer to objects that are not near the speaker or the person being spoken to.
See also: kore, sore, dore
atashi
pr ; f.
I; me.
 
Female-only pronoun, relatively polite but somewhat less formal than watashi.
Synonym: watashi, boku, ore, washi
baka
n.
Fool, idiot.
Synonym: aho
bakamono
n.
A stupid person; an idiot.
 
Where "baka" is used as a direct insult, "bakamono is used more frequently as a description.
See also: baka
bakayarou
colloq.
Idiot; bastard. A simple insult, most commonly just yelled at the target.
See also: baka
bakemono
Monster; ghost; specter; spirit; demon. Bakemono is broader than any of the possible English translations, covering both physical and spectral supernatural creatures.
Synonym: mamono, youkai
See also: akuma, mononoke
bakudan
n.
A bomb. Applies to both planted bombs and those dropped from planes.