Definition of (たま)

たま

たま

tama

noun
1.
ball, sphere, globe, orb
2.
bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet
3.
ball (in sports)(esp. 球)
4.
pile (of noodles, etc.)
5.
bullet(esp. 弾; also written as 弾丸)
6.
bulb (i.e. a light bulb)(esp. 球)
7.
lens (of glasses, etc.)
8.
bead (of an abacus)(esp. 玉,珠)
9.
ball (i.e. a testicle)(slang, abbreviation)(esp. 玉)
10.
gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl(esp. 玉,珠; also written as 璧)
11.
female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
12.
person (when commenting on their nature), character(derogatory)
13.
item, funds or person used as part of a plot
noun, noun (suffix)
14.
egg
See also:玉子
noun (suffix)
15.
coin(usu. だま)
16.
precious, beautiful, excellent
Other readings:
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Related Kanji
jewel, ball
ball, sphere
pearl, gem, jewel
bullet, twang, flip, snap
Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 32 results)

I threw him a nice ball

This gun is out of bullets

かれ
彼の
ひた
たま
あせ
Beads of sweat stood on his forehead

There were beads of sweat on his forehead

ちきゅう
地球
たま
かた
The earth is shaped like a sphere

The gun was out of shot

Every star is a sphere

The ball bounced over the wall

ちきゅう
地球
たま
かた
The earth is shaped like a sphere

ビル
だい
たま
Bill missed the first ball

かのじょ
彼女の
ひた
たま
あせ
Her brow was beaded with perspiration

たま
ほう
放る
、恵一
くん
You throw a good ball nowadays, Keiichi

Sharapova's shots are very fast but...a fast ball means that it will come back that much faster

たま
かれ
あし
かんつう
貫通
A pistol bullet went clean through his leg

かれ
はだ
裸の
なか
背中
うで
たま
His naked back and arms were beaded with sweat

あか
たま
ひと
一つ
しろ
なか
A red ball is mixed in with the white ones

たま
まと
The bullet found its mark

The children were rolling a big snowball

Galileo dropped two iron balls from the top of the tower

We were afraid that we might be hit by a bullet, so we ran downstairs
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