Definition of 玉

  • jewel
  • ball

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ギョク
  • たま
  • たま-
  • -だま

Popular Words With This Kanji

埼玉, さいたま

Saitama (city)

玉, 球, 珠, 弾, たま

ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent

卵, 玉子, たまご

eggs, egg, spawn, roe, hen egg, (an expert) in the making

目玉, めだま

eyeball, special feature, centerpiece, showpiece, drawcard, special program, loss leader

替え玉, 替玉, かえだま

substitute, double, second serving (ball) of noodles (to add to previously purchased ramen)

替え玉, 替玉, かえだま

substitute, double, second serving (ball) of noodles (to add to previously purchased ramen)

玉蜀黍, とうもろこし, トウモロコシ

corn (US), maize (UK)

玉虫色, たまむしいろ

iridescent, equivocal, ambivalent, variable meaning, weasel-word, chameleonic interpretation

お年玉, 御年玉, おとしだま

New Year's gift (usu. money given to a child by relatives and visitors)

お年玉, 御年玉, おとしだま

New Year's gift (usu. money given to a child by relatives and visitors)


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