Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
JLPT 3
Kana Reading
かたな, とう
Romaji
katana, tō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    (single-edged) sword; katana
    Example sentence
    投擲練習?」「すっぽ抜けただけです Practising sword throwing? "It just slipped out of my hands."
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    dagger; knife
    Example sentence
    鍛えて作った He forged the steel into a sword.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    scalpel
    Example sentence
    二人ガチッと切りあった Their swords clashed.

Examples of 刀, かたな, とう in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

2 strokes

sword, saber, knife

On'Yomi: トウ

Kun'Yomi: かたな, そり

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