List: colloquialism

Words not used in formal speech, writing or paralinguistics.

Showing 1 - 10 of 1551 words for the list colloquialism. #col
手 て te

popular  JLPT N5  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism  noun (suffix)  counter 

  • hand, arm
  • forepaw, foreleg
  • handle
  • hand, worker, help
  • trouble, care, effort
  • means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship
  • hand, handwriting
  • kind, type, sort
  • one's hands, one's possession
  • ability to cope
  • hand (of cards)
  • direction
  • move (in go, shogi, etc.)
優勝 ゆうしょう yuushou

popular  JLPT N3  noun  noun (generic)  noun or participle taking the aux. verb する  intransitive verb  colloquialism 

  • overall victory, championship, winning the title
  • (being in) heaven, bliss, perfect contentment
石油 せきゆ sekiyu

popular  JLPT N3  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism 

  • oil, petroleum
  • kerosene, paraffin
難民 なんみん nanmin

popular  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism  idiomatic expression 

  • refugee, displaced person
  • person inconvenienced by (lack of something), person unable to satisfactorily (marry, shop, etc.)
病気 びょうき byouki

popular  obsolete kanji  JLPT N5  noun  noun (generic)  noun taking the genitive case particle の  adjective (generic)  colloquialism 

  • illness (usu. excluding minor ailments, e.g. common cold), disease, sickness
  • bad habit, bad behaviour, weakness, failing
  • crazy, insane, disturbed, sick in the head
何 なに nani

popular  JLPT N5  pronoun  colloquialism  usually written using kana alone  noun  noun (generic)  adverb  interjection 

  • what
  • you-know-what, that thing
  • whatsit, whachamacallit, what's-his-name, what's-her-name
  • penis, (one's) thing, dick
  • (not) at all, (not) in the slightest
  • what?, huh?
  • hey!, come on!
  • oh, no (it's fine), why (it's nothing), oh (certainly not)
空気 くうき kuuki

popular  JLPT N4  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism  idiomatic expression 

  • air, atmosphere
  • mood, situation
  • someone with no presence, someone who doesn't stand out at all
微妙 びみょう bimyou

popular  JLPT N3  な adjective  adjective (generic)  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism 

  • subtle, delicate, fine
  • difficult, complex, tricky, delicate (situation, position, etc.), close (e.g. decision)
  • doubtful, questionable, dicey
  • not great, iffy
昭和 しょうわ shouwa

popular  historical term  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism  な adjective  adjective (generic) 

  • Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
  • reminiscent of the Shōwa era, Shōwa-nostalgic, old-fashioned, quaint, old-school
鉄 てつ tetsu

popular  obsolete kanji  JLPT N3  noun  noun (generic)  noun taking the genitive case particle の  adjective (generic)  abbreviation  noun (suffix)  noun (prefix)  colloquialism 

  • iron (Fe)
  • strong and hard (as iron)
  • railway
  • railway enthusiast