Anime Words Glossary

 

This will be a place where I jot down any common words (not full phrases) that I come across while watching anime. Hopefully, this will help my fellow watchers in either learning new words or just finding out what that one word means that you hear characters say every other sentence but just can’t figure out what it is. This will be a growing list that I will consistently be adding to, so keep checking back to see what else I’ve added! I’m also very open to getting help for words, spelling, and definitions, as Japanese is not my native language.

 

Abunaidangerous

Ailove

Akared

Akumadevil; could also be Satan

Aoblue

Arigatōthanks; thank you

Bakafool; idiot; can also be used as B-BAKA

Bakemonomonster

Bijin: beautiful woman

Bishounen/Bishiepretty boy, just think of characters from anime like Uta no Prince sama or Free!

Butapig

Chairobrown

Chibi: short; small

Chigauused when opposing someone and telling them they’re wrong; no way

Chikusho: damn; damn it; sh*t

Chottoa little; when yelled it could mean “Cut it out!” or “Hold it!”

Daijōbuokay; good

Damebad; no good, no can do

DareWho?

Doko: Where?

Ebishrimp

Ecchiplayfully sexual/dirty

Gakibrat; punk; a young, immature person

Genki: active; energetic; well

Gomen/Gomenasaisorry

Haiirogray

Hayaifast; quick

Hebisnake

Henweird; strange; odd

Hentaiit’s essentially porn with plot… just kidding (not really). It’s the Japanese word for “pervert”

Hidoiterrible; harsh; severe

Himeprincess

Iigood

Imōtoyounger sister

Inudog

Ikuto go

Itai: ouch; It hurts!

Jigokuhell; could always be used for Hades

Kami: God; or just any other god

Kanicrab

Karasucrow

Kawaiicute; adorable

Kedo: but; but still

Keisatsu: the popo (police)

Kiiroyellow

Kitsunefox

Kohai: underclassman; the opposite of “senpai”

Koinupuppy

Kokoroheart

Konekokitty; kitten

Korosu: kill; to kill

Koumoribat

Kowaiscary; afraid; frightful

Kumabear

Kumospider

Kuroblack

Mahoumagic; magical; magic spells

Mamoruprotect; shield; guard

Masakaimpossible; no way

Midorigreen

Mochironof course; without a doubt

Murasakipurple

Mushiinsect

Musumeyoung woman

Nani?What?

NaruhodoI see

Nekocat

Nezumi: mouse; rat

Nijirainbow

Ningenhuman; humanity

Ohayou/Ohayou Gozaimasugood morning

Onegaiplease; I beg you

Oniisanolder brother

Ookamiwolf

Orenjiorange

Pinkupink

Ryoukairoger; got it; understood

Sakanafish

Sameshark

Sarumonkey

Senpaiupperclassman; can also be a mentor who is older

Sensei: teacher; mentor; someone who has a ranking higher than your own

Shikashibut; however

Shirowhite

Sugoi: amazing; great; wow; just picture Luffy saying this every time he encounters something new and exciting

Takahawk; falcon

Takooctopus

Tanukiraccoon

Tatakauto fight; to battle

Tomodachifriends

Toratora

Toribird

Totemovery; extremely

Tsunderea person who is usually rude and cold, but ends up being soft and squishy on the inside

Umahorse

Uragirimonotraitor; just remember Eren yelling this in season two

Ureshii: glad; happy; relieved

Urusai: Shut up; noisy; what all of the cool characters say in a deep voice

Usagirabbit

Ushicow

Usolie

Wakaruunderstand; understood

Yakusoku: promise

Yanderea person who starts off being loving and caring and eventually evolves into your worst nightmare, often showing very obsessive and violent tendencies, making for some very, um, entertaining moments

Yamero/Yamete/Yamerustop; enough

Yasashiieasy

YattaYay!; We/I did it!

Yumedream

Zettai: absolutely

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