Definition of 言葉 (ことば)

こと

言葉

ことば

kotoba

noun
1.
language, dialect
See also:言語
2.
word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark
See also:単語
3.
speech, (manner of) speaking
4.
learning to speak, language acquisition
Other readings:
言葉【けとば】[1]
【ことば】
【ことば】
Notes:
  1. out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Related Kanji
say, word
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
part of speech, words, poetry
resign, word, term, expression
Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 535 results)

Please note my words

かんたん
簡単な
こと
言葉
せつめい
説明
くだ
下さい
Could you put it in plain language

Don't take my words ill

Explain it in plain terms, please

I am at a loss for words

There are many words that I don't understand

This word does not translate well

かれ
彼の
こうどう
行動
こと
言葉
かな
必ずしも
いっ
一致
His actions do not always correspond to his words

The word is unfamiliar to me

かれ
彼の
こうどう
行動
こと
言葉
いっ
一致
His behavior did not correspond with his words

かれ
彼の
こと
言葉
かのじょ
彼女の
ほお
あか
赤く
Her cheeks began to glow at his compliments

His dirty words can't bear repeating

Words failed me

こと
言葉
てきせつ
適切に
ひじょう
非常に
おお
大きな
ちか
Words, when well chosen, have such great force in them

There are many words with meanings I don't know

こうけい
光景
かのじょ
彼女の
こと
言葉
かれ
The scene brought her words home to him

げんざい
現在
、「
きょうそ
競争
わる
悪い
こと
言葉
ひと
おお
多い
To many people today, "competitive" is a bad word

No matter how hard I try, I can't remember the exact words

かれ
彼の
やさ
優しい
こと
言葉
わた
なぐ
慰めて
His kind words comforted me very much

かのじょ
彼女
かれ
彼の
れい
無礼な
こと
言葉
まん
我慢
She could no longer put up with his insulting words
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