言葉

詞、 辞

Readings

Kana: ことば、けとば
Romaji: kotoba, ketoba
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

1

language; dialect

See also: 言語
2

word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark

See also: 単語
3

speech; (manner of) speaking

Kanji

Readings: ゲン、 ゴン、 い.う、 こと
Meanings: say, word
Readings: ヨウ、 は
Meanings: leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
Reading: 
Meanings: part of speech, words, poetry
Readings: ジ、 や.める、 いな.む
Meanings: resign, word, term, expression

Example Sentences

合言葉(あいことば)()う。
➥Give the password.
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(かれ)言葉(ことば)(きゅう)した。
➥He didn't know how to express himself.
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(わたし)言葉(ことば)(きゅう)した。
➥I didn't know how to express myself.
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言葉(ことば)()えを(たの)む。
➥Put in a good word for me.
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言葉(ことば)()をつけろ!
➥Watch your mouth!
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(わたし)言葉(ことば)(こま)った。
➥I was at a loss for words.
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