Literal Japanese

   

This page is for helping understanding japanese terms.

Sometimes you find japanese terms that can be split up in parts and here you can find the meaning of the whole term by looking at the literal meaning of the parts.

Before you use this list first look at Japanese Go Terms for the term, but if you cannot find it there maybe this list can help you to distill the meaning.

Unfortunedly some parts have multiple and conflicting meanings. and this list is still far from complete.

Feel free to add.

Table of contents

A

  • aki: empty
  • basami: pincer
  • bu: loss

G

H

  • hane: bend
  • hasami: pincer
  • hazushi: outside
  • hoshi: star

I

  • ichi: one
  • ikken: one space
  • ishi: stone
  • itte: one move

K

M

  • ni: two
  • niken: two space
  • nobi: strech

O

  • ryo: Double

S

  • san: Three
  • shi: death (but also four)
  • shin: New
  • shobu: game or match
  • suji: technique, style

T

  • taka: high
  • tan: just, simply
  • te: hand (used for play or move)
  • tengen: (origin of heaven)
  • tesuji: skillful move
  • tobi: jump
  • tsuke: attachment;
  • yon: four
  • wari: split

Literal Japanese last edited by 71.235.164.62 on July 12, 2010 - 02:44
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