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On-yomi
ボウ
bou
Kun-yomi
ふせ.ぐ
fuse.gu
Nanori
あた
ata

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ほう
hou
Meaning ward off, defend, protect, resist

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予防 よぼう
yobou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective prevention, precaution, protection against
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消防 しょうぼう
shoubou
noun fire fighting, fire department
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防ぐ ふせぐ
fusegu
Godan-gu verb transitive verb to defend (against), to protect, to prevent
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防止 ぼうし
boushi
noun auxillary suru verb prevention, check
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防犯 ぼうはん
bouhan
noun no-adjective prevention of crime
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消防署 しょうぼうしょ
shoubousho
noun fire station
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防火 ぼうか
bouka
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective fire prevention, fire fighting, fire proof
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国防 こくぼう
kokubou
noun national defence, national defense
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堤防 ていぼう
teibou
noun auxillary suru verb bank, weir, embankment, levee
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防衛 ぼうえい
bouei
noun auxillary suru verb defense, defence, protection, self-defense, self-defence
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防音 ぼうおん
bouon
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective soundproof(ing)
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防御 ぼうぎょ
bougyo
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective defense, defence, safeguard, protection
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防災 ぼうさい
bousai
noun disaster prevention
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防水 ぼうすい
bousui
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective waterproofing, making watertight
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防戦 ぼうせん
bousen
noun auxillary suru verb defensive fight (battle)
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消防車 しょうぼうしゃ
shoubousha
noun fire-engine
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防衛庁 ぼうえいちょう
boueichou
noun Japan Defense Agency (Defence) (became Japanese Ministry of Defense in Jan. 2007)
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攻防 こうぼう
koubou
noun offense and defense, offence and defence
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防護 ぼうご
bougo
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective protection
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予防接種 よぼうせっしゅ
yobousesshu
noun no-adjective immunization, immunisation, vaccination, inoculation
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砂防 さぼう
sabou
noun erosion control
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防疫 ぼうえき
boueki
noun communicable disease control (e.g. by quarantine, disinfection, etc.), prevention of epidemics
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防空 ぼうくう
boukuu
noun air defense, air defence
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防弾 ぼうだん
boudan
noun no-adjective bulletproof, bombproof
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防波堤 ぼうはてい
bouhatei
noun breakwater, mole
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消防庁 しょうぼうちょう
shoubouchou
noun Fire and Disaster Management Agency (formerly: Fire Defense Agency) (Defence)
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正当防衛 せいとうぼうえい
seitoubouei
noun legitimate self-defence, legitimate self-defense
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専守防衛 せんしゅぼうえい
senshubouei
noun nonaggressive defense (policy) (defence)
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防犯カメラ ぼうはんカメラ
bouhankamera
noun security camera
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防衛施設庁 ぼうえいしせつちょう
boueishisetsuchou
noun (Japanese) Defense Facilities Administration Agency (Defence)
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防腐 ぼうふ
boufu
noun no-adjective preservation, embalmment
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防寒 ぼうかん
boukan
noun protection against cold
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防除 ぼうじょ
boujo
noun auxillary suru verb pest control, extermination
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防毒 ぼうどく
boudoku
noun gasproofing
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防臭 ぼうしゅう
boushuu
noun odor-resistant, odour-resistant
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防虫 ぼうちゅう
bouchuu
noun auxillary suru verb protection from insects, insect repellence
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無防備 むぼうび
muboubi
na-adjective noun no-adjective defenseless, defenceless
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予防線 よぼうせん
yobousen
noun guard (against attack)
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消防士 しょうぼうし
shouboushi
noun fireman, firefighter
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防空壕 ぼうくうごう
boukuugou
noun air-raid shelter, bomb shelter
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防虫剤 ぼうちゅうざい
bouchuuzai
noun insect repellent
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国防会議 こくぼうかいぎ
kokuboukaigi
  1. noun (Japanese) National Defense Council (1956-86) (Defence)
  2. National Security Council (USA)
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酸化防止剤 さんかぼうしざい
sankaboushizai
noun antioxidant
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国立予防衛生研究所 こくりつよぼうえいせいけんきゅうしょ
kokuritsuyoboueiseikenkyuusho
noun National Institute of Health
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防禦 ぼうぎょ
bougyo
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective defense, defence, safeguard, protection
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ミサイル防衛 ミサイルぼうえい
misairubouei
noun missile defence, missile defense
共同防衛 きょうどうぼうえい
kyoudoubouei
noun joint defense, joint defence
攻防戦 こうぼうせん
koubousen
noun battle
国防長官 こくぼうちょうかん
kokubouchoukan
noun Secretary of Defence (Defense)
国防費 こくぼうひ
kokubouhi
noun defence expenditure, defense expenditure, defence cost, defense cost
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