Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
切り, 限り, 限 JLPT 1
Kana Reading
きり
Romaji
kiri
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    end; finish; stop
    Example sentence
    彼女ひとりきりになったとたん、その手紙あけた The moment she was alone, she opened the letter.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    bounds; limits
    Example sentence
    彼女は5出たきりその後何の消息ありません She left home five years ago, and has never been heard of since.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    delivery date (of a futures contract)
    Example sentence
    病気ずっと床についたきり He has been confined to his bed with illness.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    finale (of a noh song); end of an act (in joruri or kabuki); final performance of the day (in vaudeville)
    Example sentence
    自分子供達教育の問題に任せきりだった He always left the problem of this children's education to his wife.
  • Parts of speech
    suffix, counter
    Meaning
    counter for slices (esp. thick slices); counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat)
    Example sentence
    そこに行ったきり2度と帰ってこなかった He went there, never to return.
  • Parts of speech
    particle
    Meaning
    only; just
    Example sentence
    は3出たきり全然消息ない He went away from home three years ago, and has never been heard of since.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    since
    Example sentence
    は38歳なのに両親頼りきりです Though 38, he is still dependent on his parents.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    remaining (in a particular state)
    Example sentence
    社内はそのニュースこと持ちきりだった They talked about nothing but the news in the company.

Examples of 切り, 限り, 限, きり in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

9 strokes

limit, restrict, to best of ability

On'Yomi: ゲン

Kun'Yomi: かぎ.る, かぎ.り, -かぎ.り

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JLPT 4

4 strokes

cut, cutoff, be sharp

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