意味

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Chinese[edit]

 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
taste
simp. and trad.
(意味)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

意味

  1. significance; meaning; overtone

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

意味 (hiragana いみ, romaji imi)

  1. a meaning, a significance, the point
    「マスをかく」ってどういう意味 (いみ)ですか?
    "Masu o kaku" tte dō iu imi desu ka?
    What does "masu o kaku" mean?
    意味 (いみ) (とお)らない。
    Imi ga tōranai.
    To not make any sense.
    意味 (いみ) ()る。
    Imi o toru.
    To understand.
    意味 (いみ) (とら)える。
    Imi o toraeru.
    To grasp the meaning.

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

意味 + する (hiragana いみする, romaji imi suru)

  1. to mean, signify, imply

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

意味 (uimi) (hangeul 의미)

  1. Hanja form? of 의미, “meaning, significance”.