Japanese Go Terms

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Most Japanese Go terms are listed under Go Terms, but this page has kanji, kana, and literal translations.

Table of contents

For pronunciation, see the [ext] Swiss Go Association website.

List

A

  • Agehama - captured stones that have been removed from the board (Prisoners).
  • Agohimo (Jaw strap) - アゴひも
  • Aji (Unfinished business, literally taste) - 味
  • Ajikeshi (destroying aji) - 味消し
  • Akisankaku (Empty triangle) - 空き三角
  • Aki-sumi (Empty corner) - アキ隅
  • Amai (soft, weak) - 甘い
  • Amashi - 余し
  • Atari (atari) - 当たり
  • Atekomi (a play that threatens to cut a diagonal) - アテコミ
  • Atsui (Thick) - 厚い

B

  • Baai no te (Play that depends upon the circumstances) - 場合の手
  • Betsuan (special case) - 別案
  • Boshi (Bōshi, Capping Play) - 帽子
  • Botsugi (Staff connection) - 棒継ぎ
  • Byoyomi-gakari (timekeeper?, see Japanese Timing / NHK Cup)

C

  • Choshi (Chōshi) - 調子
  • Chuban (Chūban, Middle game) - 中盤
  • Chuto Hanpa - (Chūto hanpa, Something half done) - 中途半端
  • Chuui (take note, warning) - 注意

D

  • Daidaigeima - 大大ゲイマ
  • Damatte (quietly) - だまって
  • Dame (A liberty or neutral point between two groups of stones, without territory value) - 駄目 or ダメ
  • Damezumari (shortage of liberties) - ダメ詰まり
  • Dan (Grade, expert rank) - 段
  • Danten (cutting point) - 断点
  • Dango (dumpling) - 団子
  • Degiri (push through and cut) -

F

G

  • Gankei (Eye shape) - 眼形
  • Geta (Net) - ゲタ
  • Goban (Board) - 碁盤
  • Gobugobu (even or 50/50 result) - 五分五分 or ごぶごぶ
  • Godokoro - 碁所
  • Gokaisho (Go Club) - 碁会所
  • Gokaku (even or equal result) - 互角
  • Goken-biraki (Five space extension) - 五間ビラキ
  • Gote (Losing the initiative, playing last) - 後手
  • Gote no sente (Apparent gote that's really sente) - 後手の先手
  • Gyaku komi (reverse komi) - 逆コミ

H

  • 'haba', 'width', (reach?) , see New in Go #46 Studying the Stars on GoGoD
  • Haichaku (losing move) - 敗着
  • Hamete (Joseki trap) - ハメテ
  • Hana zuke (Nose tesuji) (nose attachment) - 鼻ヅケ
  • Hanami ko (Hanami kō, flower viewing ko, picnic ko) - 花見コウ
  • Hane - ハネ
  • Hane-dashi (Hane Through) - ハネ出し
  • Hane-komi (Hane Wedge) - ハネ込み
  • Hara-zuke (belly attachment) - 腹ヅケ
  • Hasami (pincer) - ハサミ
  • Hasami tsuke (clamp) - ハサミツケ
  • Hataraku (work) - 働く
  • hazama tobi (diagonal two point jump) ハザマ飛び
  • Hazusu (dropping back,miss, fail in) - 外す
  • Hebo (bungling, unskillful) - ヘボ
  • Hebokosumi (weak player's diagonal) - ヘボコスミ
  • Hekomi - ヘコミ (dent shape)
  • Hiki (Pulling back) - 引き
  • Hiraki (Extension) - ヒラキ
  • Hon-ko (Hon-kō, Direct ko) - 本コウ
  • Honsen (Japanese professional selection tournament) - 本選
  • Honte (Proper move) - 本手
  • Hoshi (Star point) - 星
  • Horikomi (throw-in) - 放り込み - ホウリコミ
  • Houkou (direction) 方向

I

J

K

  • Kabe (wall) - 壁
  • Kadoban - 角番
  • Kakari (Corner approach) - カカリ (in kanji, 掛かり)
  • Kakarippanashi? (approach without following up) - カカリっぱなし
  • Kakeme (false eye) - 欠け眼
  • Kaketsugi (Hanging connection) - カケツギ
  • Kaname-ishi - (Pivotal stones,key stones) - 要石
  • Kannon-biraki (Butterfly shape) - 觀音ビラキ
  • Karami Splitting attack - 絡み
  • Karui (Light) - 軽い
  • Kuruma no ato-oshi Pushing from behind - 車の後押し
  • Kasu ishi (junk stones) - カス石
  • Kata (shoulder) - 肩
  • Kata (pattern, shape, model) - 型
  • Katachi (Shape) - 形
  • Katatsuki (Shoulder hit) - カタツキ
  • Katteyomi (Optimistic reading) - 勝手読み
  • Keima (Knight's move) - ケイマ
  • Keisei Handan (Positional Judgement) - 形勢 判断
  • Kenka Komoku (Opposing 34 Points - ケンカ小目
  • Kenri? (right) - 権利
  • Keshi (Erasure, Reduction) - 消し
  • Kiai (Fighting spirit) - 気合い
  • Kido (The Way of Go) - (Kidō) 棋道 Also Kido, dan-level magazine published by the Nihon Ki-in.
  • Kifu (Game Record) - 棋譜
  • Kikasare (pushed around, submissive) -
  • Kikashi (Forcing move) - 利かし
  • Kiri (Cut) - 切り
  • Kirikomi (Cut inside) - キリ込み
  • Kiroku-gakari - 記録係 game recorder
  • Kishu - 鬼手 remarkable move, less than myoushu? 妙手
  • Ko (Kō) (Repetitive capture, literally threat) - コウ or 劫
  • Kobayashi Ryu? (Kobayashi Ryū, Kobayashi Fuseki) - 小林流
  • Kodate (ko threat) - コウ立て or 劫立
  • Komi (Compensation) - コミ
  • Komoku (3-4 Point) - 小目
  • Kono itte (Only move0 - この一手
  • Korigatachi (Overconcentrated shape) - 凝り形
  • Koshu (Kōshu, clever or particularly skillful move) - 好手
  • Kosumi (Diagonal move) - コスミ
  • Kosumi-dashi
  • Kosumi tsuke (Diagonal attachment) - コスミツケ
  • Koten (Kōten, Point, point of intersection) - 交点
  • Kobo (Kōbō, Attack and defence) - 攻防
  • Kufuu - 工夫 see New in Go #70 The Japanese Chinese, Part 2 page 3, on GoGoD
  • Kurai
  • Kuro, Kuroi (Black) - 黒 (noun), 黒い (adjective)
  • Kyu (Kyū, Class, Below expert rank) - 級
  • Kyuba (Kyūba, urgent point) - 急場 
  • Kyusho (Kyūsho, key point, Vital point) - 急所

M

  • Magari (turn) - マガリ; 曲がり
  • Makuri - マクリ
  • Maniawase (makeshift) - 間に合わせ
  • Mannen-ko (Mannen-kō, Ten thousand year ko) - 万年劫
  • Mamori (Defence) - 守り
  • Mashu? - 魔手 devilish move
  • Me (eye) - 眼
  • Me ari me nashi (With an eye, without an eye) - 眼アリ眼ナシ
  • Miai (Shared alternative plays) - 見合い
  • Mochikomi (stones lost without compensation) - モチコミ
  • Moku (point of territory) - 目
  • Mokuhazushi - 3-5 point - 目外し
  • Moyo (Moyō, Framework) - 模様
  • Mujoken iki (Mujōken iki, Unconditional life) - 無条件生き
  • Mukai Komoku (facing 3-4 points) - 向かい 小目
  • Muko (Mukō, false ko threat) - 無劫
  • Myoushu? - 妙手 exceptional move, better than kishu? (鬼手)

N

  • Nageru (resign) - 投げる
  • Nakade (inside move or shape) - 中手; ナカデ
  • Narabi (specific type of stretch) - 並び
  • Nerai (Target, aim, intent) - 狙い
  • Nidan-bane (Two step hane) - 二段バネ
  • Niken biraki (Two space extension) - 二間開き
  • Niken tobi (two space jump) - 二間トビ
  • Nigiri (procedure to decide which player has Black - 握り
  • Nirensei (Two star points opening) - 二連星
  • Nobi (strech that adds two liberties) - both 伸び and ノビ
  • Nurui (Lukewarm) - 温い

O

P

  • Ponnuki (diamond or flower shape left after four stones capture a single stone) - ポン抜き

R

  • Ryojimari (Ryōjimari, one side has two 3-4 point based corner enclosures) - 両締まり
  • Ryoatari (Ryōatari, Double atari) - 両アタリ
  • Ryobane (Double hane -- not Nidanbane) - 両バネ
  • Ryo-ko (Ryō-kō, Double ko) - 両コウ

S

T

U

W

  • Warikomi (Wedge) - 割込み or ワリコミ
  • Wariuchi (Splitting move) - 割り打ち

Y

  • Yon-moku nakade (four point nakade) - 四目ナカデ
  • Yoritsuki
  • Yose (Endgame) - 寄せ
  • Yose ko (Yose kō, Approach ko) - ヨセ劫
  • Yosen (Preliminary for the Japanese professional selection tournament) -  予選
  • Yosu-mi probe 様子見
  • Yoten (Key point) - 要点
  • Yowai ishi (Weak group, weak stone) - 弱い石
  • Yuki (Snow) - 雪
  • Yurui (Slack) - ゆるい

/discussion

See also

Japanese help

More Japanese Go lists

Go terms in other languages

Miscellaneous


[1] Regular Japanese


Japanese Go Terms last edited by oren on May 4, 2016 - 19:22
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