Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
穴, 孔 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
あな
Romaji
ana
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun, used as a suffix
    Meaning
    hole
    Example sentence
    兵士避難した The soldier took shelter in the foxhole.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    deficit; shortage; missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.)
    Example sentence
    富んでいるもの入るよりは、らくだ通るもっと易しい It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    vacancy; opening
    Example sentence
    彼女風船空けた。 She pricked the balloon.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    flaw
    Example sentence
    彼女着物空けた。 She tore a hole in her dress.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others
    Example sentence
    彼女はそのからのぞいた。 She looked out through the hole.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    upset victory (with a large payoff)
    Example sentence
    彼ら掘っている They are boring a hole.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    pit (of a theater)
    Example sentence
    彼らあけて石油掘り当てようした They intended to drill for oil.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    hiding place
    Example sentence
    ふさいだ He filled up the hole in the wall.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    underbelly (of society, etc.)
    Example sentence
    掘った He dug a hole in the garden.

Examples of 穴, 孔, あな in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

4 strokes

cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly

On'Yomi: コウ

Kun'Yomi: あな

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JLPT 1

5 strokes

hole, aperture, slit, cave, den

On'Yomi: ケツ

Kun'Yomi: あな

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