Akemi's Anime World

Anime Fan's Dictionary Reference

selected terms: 155

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usotsuki
n.
Liar. Though usotsuki can be a strong word, usotsuki can have much less severe connotations than the English word, frequently used without much seriousness.
See also: uso
uta
n.
Song.
See also: utau
utau
012
To sing.
See also: uta
Wakizashi
n.
A Japanese short sword; similar in construction to a Katana, but shorter (usually around 40cm). These were carried as a secondary weapon by Samurai.
See also: Katana, Tanto, Nodachi
wani
n.
Crocodile; alligator.
wareware
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We. Wareware is a very stiff, official-sounding form of we. It is usually used by members of an organization to describe their group officially. In anime, most often used by officious villains talking about whatever evil group they're part of.
washi
pr ; m.
I; me.
 
Masculine pronoun, used almost exclusively by old men.
Synonym: watashi, atashi, boku, ore
watashi
pr ; neut.
I; me.
 
Gender neutral, polite pronoun, widely used.
Synonym: atashi, boku, ore, washi
yami
n.
The dark; darkness. This can be used both literally and in a similar figurative sense to the English word, covering both shady or illegal activities, and evil things.
yarou
n.
Guy; jerk. This crude word for another person is frequently used as a relatively mild insult, either directly or when talking about a disliked person. "Kono yarou!" = "You bastard!"; "Ano yarou." = "That bastard."
See also: yatsu
yasai
n.
Vegetables (food).
yatsu
n.
Guy; dude; fellow. A crude word for another person, used either in rough colloquial language or as a disrespectful way to identify another. Somewhat less insulting than yarou.
See also: yarou
yon
num.
Four
Synonym: shi
youkai
n.
Monster; ghost; specter; spirit; demon. Youkai is broader than any of the possible English translations, covering both physical and spectral supernatural creatures.
Synonym: bakemono, mamono
See also: akuma, mononoke
yuurei
n.
Ghost; spirit; specter. Yuurei is specifically used to describe the restless souls of the dead.
Synonym: obake, mononoke