Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
武士, 武夫 JLPT 2
Kana Reading
ぶし, ぶふ, もののふ
bushi, bufu, mononofu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    warrior; samurai
    Example sentence
    武士は食わねど高楊枝 A samurai, even when he has not eaten, uses a toothpick like a lord.

Examples of 武士, 武夫, ぶし, ぶふ, もののふ in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


3 strokes

gentleman, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)


Kun'Yomi: さむらい

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8 strokes

warrior, military, chivalry, arms

On'Yomi: ,

Kun'Yomi: たけ.し

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4 strokes

husband, man

On'Yomi: , フウ,

Kun'Yomi: おっと, それ

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