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On-yomi
ケン
ken
Kun-yomi
いぬ
inu
いぬ-
inu-
Meaning dog

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いぬ
inu
  1. noun dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
  2. snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.)
  3. derogatory loser, asshole
  4. noun (prefix) counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful
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愛犬 あいけん
aiken
noun pet dog, beloved dog
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盲導犬 もうどうけん
moudouken
noun guide dog for the blind, seeing eye dog
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野犬 やけん
yaken
noun stray dog, ownerless dog
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番犬 ばんけん
banken
noun watchdog
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柴犬 しばいぬ
shibainu
noun Shiba (Japanese breed of small dog, native of Shikoku), brushwood dog
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狂犬 きょうけん
kyouken
noun mad dog
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猟犬 りょうけん
ryouken
noun hound, hunting dog, gun dog
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忠犬 ちゅうけん
chuuken
noun faithful dog (Hachiko)
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猟犬 かりいぬ
kariinu
noun hound, hunting dog, gun dog
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柴犬 しばけん
shibaken
noun Shiba (Japanese breed of small dog, native of Shikoku), brushwood dog
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負け犬 まけいぬ
makeinu
  1. noun dejected loser, dog that has lost a fight (with its tail between its legs)
  2. slang derogatory unmarried woman (with no children) over the age of 30
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野良犬 のらいぬ
norainu
noun stray dog
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飼い犬 かいいぬ
kaiinu
noun pet dog
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犬猿の仲 けんえんのなか
kenennonaka
noun no-adjective loggerheads, like cats and dogs, relationship of dogs and monkeys
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飼犬 かいいぬ
kaiinu
noun pet dog
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犬薄荷 いぬはっか
inuhakka
noun usually kana catnip (Nepeta cataria), catmint
愛犬家 あいけんか
aikenka
noun lover of dogs
一犬 いっけん
ikken
noun one dog
狂犬病 きょうけんびょう
kyoukenbyou
noun rabies, hydrophobia
軍犬 ぐんけん
gunken
noun war dog
軍用犬 ぐんようけん
gunyouken
noun war dog
犬歯 けんし
kenshi
noun no-adjective eyetooth, cuspid, canine (tooth), dogtooth
犬舎 けんしゃ
kensha
noun kennel, doghouse
犬儒学派 けんじゅがくは
kenjugakuha
noun cynic (phil.)
犬小屋 いぬごや
inugoya
noun kennel, dog house
犬掻き いぬかき
inukaki
noun dog paddle (swimming style)
犬かき いぬかき
inukaki
noun dog paddle (swimming style)
犬張子 いぬはりこ
inuhariko
noun papier-mache dog
犬張り子 いぬはりこ
inuhariko
noun papier-mache dog
犬追物 いぬおうもの
inuoumono
noun dog-hunting event of Kamakura period
狛犬 こまいぬ
komainu
noun (stone) guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine
雌犬 めすいぬ
mesuinu
noun bitch, female dog
雌犬 めいぬ
meinu
noun bitch, female dog
牝犬 めすいぬ
mesuinu
noun bitch, female dog
牝犬 めいぬ
meinu
noun bitch, female dog
捨て犬 すていぬ
suteinu
noun stray dog
駄犬 だけん
daken
noun vulgar mongrel, cur
聴導犬 ちょうどうけん
choudouken
noun hearing assistance dog
猛犬 もうけん
mouken
noun savage dog
尨犬 むくいぬ
mukuinu
noun shaggy dog
子犬 こいぬ
koinu
noun puppy
小犬 こいぬ
koinu
noun puppy
仔犬 こいぬ
koinu
noun puppy
犬槙 いぬまき
inumaki
noun usually kana yew plum pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
犬黄楊 いぬつげ
inutsuge
noun usually kana Japanese holly (Ilex crenata)
犬侍 いぬざむらい
inuzamurai
noun cowardly or depraved samurai
雄犬 おすいぬ
osuinu
noun male dog
大犬座 おおいぬざ
ooinuza
noun Canis Major (constellation), the Greater Dog
小犬座 こいぬざ
koinuza
noun Canis Minor (constellation), the Lesser Dog
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